Course Description

In this introductory course, students should gain the knowledge and skills required to work safely and efficiently with hand and power tools. Course topics include measuring, marking, using hand tools, and the safe operation of power tools such as table saws, band saws, and principle stationary tools. Students also learn basic joinery techniques, gluing and assembly techniques, as well as the basics of wood finishing. Students put these skills and techniques into practice with small projects they build in the wood shop. While the material fee covers most of the materials required for this course, students may need to purchase additional materials that are specific to their designs.


  • Introduced to working methods associated with wood,
  • Experience the basic properties, characteristics, and appropriate applications for wood,
  • Work with the safe use of workshop skills, safety procedures,
  • Gain a familiarity with basic hand and machine tools.


Student, Edward Moore shares his experience taking the Woodworking Fundamentals course.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Woodworking Fundamentals
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Jun 18, 2024 to Jul 23, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-Person [Evening]  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $650.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Section Notes

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