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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


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.


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.


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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