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Cabinet/Millwork (CBM)

CBM 110  Shop Procedures I  (6)  

This course includes a review of general shop safety rules and practices in cabinet/millwork, information, and instruction in the use of professional tools for the woodworking trades. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of each tool covered. Topics include layout and measuring tools, sawing tools, shaping and cutting tools, fastening tools, drilling and boring tools, finishing tools, job site set-up, and shop tool use.

CBM 115  Design, Layout & Safety  (6)  

Introduces the fundamentals of residential and commercial cabinet construction. Topics include Intro to cabinetmaking, Health and Safety, Career Opportunities, Industry, Cabinetry Styles, Components of Design, Design Decisions, Human Factors, Production decisions, Sketches, Mock-ups and Working Drawings, Measuring, Marking and Laying out materials.

CBM 120  Cabinetmaking I  (6)  

Cabinetmaking I introduces the fundamentals of residential and commercial cabinet construction. Topics include fasteners, wood products, finishing materials, manufactured products for cabinet making, and introduction to estimation of products and services. Instruction is also provided in the planning, design, and layout of cabinet units. Topics include parts identification cabinet styles and floor plan arrangements, estimation procedures, layout to specifications, shop working sketches, scale mock-ups, drafting, blueprint, reading, furniture styles, and specifications.

CBM 125  Cabinetmaking II  (7)  

Cabinetmaking II builds on the fundamentals of Cabinetmaking I. The course introduces the fundamentals of wood joint identification, layout, cutting out cabinet components, and the procedures used for assembly of cabinet bases, wall units, and free frames. Topics include wood joints identification and application, equipment safety, frame member cutting, shelf cutting, drawer component and door cutting, material optimizing, and material estimation.

CBM 130  Workplace Skills I  (1)  

This course utilizes Key Train Software to assist in advancement of knowledge in Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information Work Keys assessments that are required prior to exiting the program. Students will also be required to attend seminars provided through the Career Resource Center. Seminar topics include interview techniques, developing and preparing a resume, completing job applications, ethics, and teamwork.

CBM 135  Print Reading  (1)  

Print Reading describes how to read and interpret sets of commercial drawings and specifications. Print Reading describes how to derive cabinetmaking plans from architectural drawings and specifications. This course uses NCCER Craft Module 27201-13 and all students take a certification exam.

CBM 140  Millwork I  (4)  

Millwork I introduces procedures for the installation of assembled drawers, doors, and related hardware. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of hand tools. Topics include nail types, screw types, staples and equipment, special metal fasteners type, adhesives, and RTA fasteners.

CBM 145  Cabinetry Materials & Products  (6)  

Topics include Wood Characteristics, Lumber and Millwork, Cabinet and Furniture Woods, Manufactured Panel Products, Veneers and Plastic Overlays, Adhesives, Gluing and Clamping, Bending and laminating, Overlaying and Inlaying Veneer, Installing Plastic Laminates, Glass and Plastic Products, Hardware, Fasteners and Ordering Materials and Supplies.

CBM 150  Millwork  (5)  

This course will utilize NCCER curriculum modules: 27208-13 and 27210-13 to cover the installation of metal doors and related hardware in steel-framed, wood framed, and masonry walls, along with their related hardware, such as locksets and door closers. It also covers the installation of wooden doors, folding doors and pocket doors. Students will learn to recognize different types of trim used in finish work. It focuses on the proper methods for selecting, cutting, and fastening trim to provide a professional finished appearance. Students will be tested for possible certification.

CBM 205  Machining Processes  (6)  

Machining Processes topics include Sawing with Hand and Portable Power Tools, Sawing with Stationary Machines, Surfacing with Hand and Portable Power Tools, Surfacing with Stationary Machines, Shaping, Drilling and Boring, Computer Numerically Controlled Machinery, Abrasives, Using Abrasives and Sanding Machines, Turning, Joinery, Accessories, Jigs, Special Machines, and Sharpening.

CBM 210  Shop Procedures II  (6)  

This course will introduce the students to principles and practices required in the operation of a custom cabinet and architectural millwork shop. Topics include health and safety regulations, work flow, shop organization, job estimation, equipment maintenance, and shop safety.

CBM 215  Finishing Techniques  (6)  

This course introduces the learner to the operation of traditional finishing equipment. Students perform numerous exercises to gain familiarity with finishing tools and industrial finishing equipment while building their skills and familiarity with different finishes. Finishing Units include Finishing Decisions, Preparing Surfaces for Finish, Finishing Tools and Equipment, Stains, Fillers, Sealers, and Decorative Finishes, and Top coatings.

CBM 220  Cabinetmaking III  (6)  

Cabinetmaking III provides introduction in the assembly of cabinet components and emphasizing door and drawer assembly. Industry standards for safety, quality, and production will be goals in this course. The course introduces procedures for the application of plastic, laminates, and wood veneers. Topics include door and drawer fabrication, laminate, veneer, and glue, cutting and fitting procedures, gluing procedures, trimming and edge banding, special tool use, safety precautions, and counter top cutting and assembly.

CBM 225  Cabinetmaking IV  (7)  

Cabinetmaking IV provides further instruction in the assembly of base cabinets and wall cabinets. Industry standards for quality, safety, production assembly, back assembly, bracing, and joint assembly.

CBM 230  Workplace Skills II  (1)  

This course is the final preparation for the exit assessment by using Key Train software for Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. A student will be required to attend remaining seminars that were not attended in Workplace Skills I through the Career Resource Center.

CBM 235  Methods of Construction  (6)  

Topics include Case Construction, Frame and Panel Components, Cabinet Supports, Doors, Drawers, Cabinet Tops and Tabletops, Kitchen Cabinets, Built-in Cabinetry and Paneling and Furniture.

CBM 237  Crew Leadership  (1)  

Using NCCER module 46101-11 the student will be introduced to the principles of leadership. Students will learn about the construction industry today, business organization, team building, gender and minority issues, communication, motivation, problem solving, decision making, safety, and project control. Students will be tested for possible certification.

CBM 240  Millwork II  (4)  

Millwork II provides instruction in surface preparation, wood finishing procedures, transporting and installation of cabinets, trim and interior doors. Finishing procedures will emphasize the use of spray equipment. Topics include abrasives, finishing materials, surface preparation, cabinet transporting and installation, trim profiles and installation, coping techniques, and door installation.

CBM 245  Cabinet Installation  (5)  

This course will introduce students to the procedures for building and installing various types of residential and commercial cabinetry. Using NCCER module 27211-13 students will receive instruction for the selection and installation of base, wall cabinets and counter-tops and test for possible certification.Using NCCER module 27501-07 students will be introduced to the materials, tools and methods used in cabinetmaking. Practice projects are included to help trainees learn the various joining techniques used by cabinetmakers, while providing practice on stationary power tools. Students will build a cabinet from a set of plans and will be tested for possible certification.