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CFT Degree and Certificate

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Begining in the Fall of 2013 - CFT will fully re-open in a newly remodeled state of the art facility!

Note: Not all classes are offered each semester. The Palomar School Schedule page lists the current semester's classes and when available the Fall 2013 School Schedule.

Carving Technology

Certificate of Achievement /A.S. Degree
(for A.S. Degree must also complete Gen. Ed. requirements)

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the "core" classes which are specific woodworking and related classes. An Associate of Arts (AS) degree program includes the "core" classes plus a complete curriculum of general education liberal arts. A student receiving an A.S. degree would graduate with a major in one of the three CFT areas. Additional information regarding the degree requirement is located on the Palomar College website.

Last Updated: Fall 2013

Carving technology prepares students to make a living at woodcarving. Students explore use of tools and techniques used in carving wood as it applies to furniture and architectural millwork. Students will begin by gaining skill in simple layouts and learn to sharpen and maintain tools. As student progresses, both low and high relief carving as well as incised lettering will be mastered. Period furniture and architectural carvings are eventually mastered. Students will be qualified carvers in furniture shop or prepared to start own business.

Program Requirements | Units

CFT 100

Fundamentals of Woodworking

4

CFT 108

Business Woodworking

2

CFT 118

Furniture Design Development

2

 

or

CFT 153

Studio Furniture Design I

2

CFT 149

Hand Joinery I

2

CFT 187

Introduction to Carving

2

CFT 188

Intermediate Carving

2

CFT 189

Advanced Carving

2

CFT 195

Finishing Technology/Touch-Up and Repair

2

 

Electives (Select 4 units)

CFT 142

The Art and Craft of Planemaking

2

CFT 143

Decorative Box Making

2

CFT 144

Production Furniture Making (Toys)

1

CFT 170

Workbench Design and Production

2

CFT 173

Bamboo Fly Rod Building

2

CFT 105

Machine Woodworking/Furniture

4

CFT 110

Machine Tool Joinery I

4

CFT 111

Machine Tool Joinery II

4

 

Total units

22.00

 

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