Palomar College Cabinetmaking and Furniture Technology Program, San Marcos, CA.
CFT 100 Fundamentals of Woodworking
Six Classes offered in the fall semester 25 students per class 30 max
Day classes: 8 Am to 4:30 PM
Night Classes: 5 PM to 9 PM
Monday and Wednesday
Tuesday and Thursday
What this means is that about 180 students are taking the CFT 100 class 140 hours of instruction and countless hours outside the classroom and lab In the Spring the classes change to the CFT 105 Fundamentals of Woodworking II. Once students completes the 100, 105 classes they can take any other class offered in the Program.
Is Woodworking coming back with skilled workers and hobbyist?
Woodworking is the fastest growing Division of the College.
The College is expanding with a six million dollar improvement bond.
This is good news for woodworking and for anyone interested learning woodworking.
Palomar offers 55 courses during the calendar year and has over 650 students participating in a least one course or more during the calendar year. When all is said and done it makes me appreciate how lucky I am to live so close to a school offering such a great program.
Here is the Course Outline
I will expand each section as it is covered.
2. Wood Technology
3. Hand Tools
5. Wood Joinery
6. Machine Safety and Demonstrations
7. Squaring Wood
9. Abrasives and Sanding Techniques
10. Assembly Techniques
2. Assignments and Exams
4. Notebook and Final exam
-- Woodworker in Progress, Oceanside CA