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Woodworking Technology (Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This unique three-year co-operative education program delivered at the Woodworking Centre of Ontario is designed to provide the student with a theoretical and applied knowledge of the technology and skills involved in the efficient and quality conscious manufacture of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork. The student receives knowledge of manufacturing management techniques such as production planning and scheduling, personnel management and supervision, including practical supervisory assignments. The student will understand the concepts of computer-integrated manufacturing and have practical skills in computer-assisted drafting, CNC program processing and other computer applications in the woodworking industry such as inventory control and costing.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Woodworking Technology (Co-op)
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 2 Classes Work Term 2 Classes
Year 3 Work Term 3 Classes Classes

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Term I



Work Term II



Work Term III



Sample Job Titles

Work Term I: Spray Finisher/Sander, Cabinetmaker's Assistant, Product Assembler, Junior Stairmaker, Woodshop Technician
Work Term II: Engineering Assistant, Woodworking Machinist
Work Term III: CNC Operator, Stair and Cabinetry Installer, AutoCAD/Shop Drawing Detailer

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

Post a Co-op Job Now

Setup an account or login to Conestoga's MyCareer to post a job.

Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with talented co-op student? Contact:

Ken Buitenhuis
Employer Relations Consultant
kbuitenhuis@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 3216

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