Palomar College — Cabinet and Furniture Technology
Featured School: March 2022
The Cabinet and Furniture Technology Program (CFT) at Palomar College is a hidden gem located in San Marcos, California. Our 60-year-old program features world-class facilities, phenomenal instructors, and a dedicated and talented student body. The depth and breadth of our woodworking curriculum are unparalleled and we offer a variety of classes and certificate degrees in Cabinet Making, Instrument Making, and Furniture Making. Palomar College is part of the California Community College system, making tuition very affordable for California residents.
The Palomar College Cabinet and Furniture Technology program prepares students to open their own woodworking business or become employed by a high-end woodworking-related business. We currently offer an Associate of Science Degree as well as a Certificate of Achievement in 8 different Program Areas. Students may also take coursework to complete a Certificate. Our courses range from Furniture Design and Instrument Making to Production Cabinetmaking. Utilizing three fully-equipped shops, our 2 full-time and 20 part-time instructors provide a breadth of courses and depth of expertise impossible to obtain in smaller programs. The Palomar College Cabinet and Furniture Technology program offers the most comprehensive woodworking career curriculum in the nation.
The Cabinet & Furniture Technology Program at Palomar is housed in a facility built in the Fall of 2013. We have 4 newly expanded Classrooms, 3 state-of-the-art labs with over $275,000 of new machinery, and $600,000 spent on new exhaust and compressed air systems. We have 4 new CNC production machines, a Haas VF‑3 CNC Router and a NEWCNC 4×8 multi-head machine, and 2 Laguna IQ Routers. We have new course offerings such as our Computer Design Sketchup Class and 8 new Certificate Programs you can choose from.