Programs & careers

Programs available at the Woodworking Centre of Ontario

Woodworking Technology (Optional Co-op, 3 year)

Combine in-class training with real world experience in the Woodworking Technology (Optional Co-op) program. You will learn the fundamentals of producing quality furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork.

This program also incorporates a co-op term where you will gain experience putting your skills to the test in a real world production facility or shop.    

Woodworking Technician (2 year)

Gain a solid foundation in applying modern manufacturing techniques to the production of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork in the Woodworking Technician program.  

Your second year is devoted to extensive project work where you will apply your knowledge of conventional and computer-controlled machines to your work.    

Woodworking Techniques - CNC (1 year)

In the Woodworking Techniques - CNC program, you'll learn how to apply computerized numerical control (CNC) techniques to develop programs for various CNC equipment such as beam saws, nesting routers, point-to-point machining centers, drills and dovetail machines.

Through active, hands-on learning you will gain practical knowledge of the equipment, as well as best practices used in CNC programming within a variety of industrial settings.

Cabinetmaker (Apprenticeship)

In the Cabinetmaker (Apprenticeship) program you will combine the theoretical knowledge of cabinetmaking with the practical training needed to meet the requirements of your apprenticeship.      

Students applying to this program must first be registered apprentices with the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) and be in good standing with Skilled Trades Ontario.      


Education is just the beginning

Woodworking careers

The career possibilities available to our graduates cover a wide range of professions. Graduates of the Woodworking Centre of Ontario at Conestoga have gone on to become: 

  • Designers
  • Craftsmen and women
  • Business owners
  • CNC operators and programmers
  • Project managers
  • Product engineers
  • Machinists
  • Estimators
  • Technical sales reps
  • Finishers