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    Dec 01, 2021  
Academic Calendar 2021-22

Fine Furniture/Joinery Trades Foundation (Certificate)


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Length: 40 weeks
Location: Interurban Campus
Credential: Certificate in Joinery Foundation (complete weeks 1-32)
  Certificate in Fine Furniture Foundation (complete weeks 1-40)
Program Code: FND.FFJF.CERT
CIP: 48.0702

Overview

Graduates of this program will have knowledge and skills necessary for initial entry into the Cabinet making and Millwork trades, as well as the Furniture Design, Construction and Finishing/Refinishing industries.  Classroom work and practical shop projects emphasize the skills required for success in a small-scale shop or self-employment situation.

Admissions


All of:

  • Successful completion of an assessment test in applied mathematics, English, and 3-D visualization.
  • Submission of a portfolio (samples, slides or photographs of craftwork indicating design and handskills). 

Note: Fine Furniture Readiness Test is completed through the Camosun Assessment Centre, this three hour test has section sections: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Arithmetic, Measurement, Visualization & Mechanical Aptitude, and a written paragraph. The first two sections, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary, relate directly to course content.

Learning Outcomes


At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Use creative problem solving to come to innovative yet practical solutions in the design and building of fine furniture.
  • Understand how furniture history and principles and elements of design inform contemporary fine furniture construction.
  • Work effectively as part of a team or group in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and achievement of goals.
  • Use the materials, tools and equipment required for fine furniture construction and finishing in a safe, effective manner.
  • Present self to the external world as a creative, skilled, business-like beginning woodworker.

Curriculum


All of:


  • FURN 152 - Fine Furniture 1 - 16 weeks
  • FURN 154 - Fine Furniture 2 - 16 weeks
  • FURN 156 - Fine Furniture 3 - 8 weeks

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