Fine Woodworking, Certificate of Specialization
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CE_CTFW
The southern California region is home to more than 100 businesses that have fine woodworking and design, construction, repair, sales and instrument tuning as the primary focus of the business. Labor market data shows a clear need for competent new professional makers, designers, repair staff, and sales professionals to fill staffing positions created as small companies grow and medium to large companies expand.
- Be prepared for a position or career in the fine woodworking and affiliated trade.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|CNST A114||Cabinet Making||4|
|or CNST A116||Furniture Making and Design|
|CNST A126||Steel String Guitar Making and Design 1||4|
|Select nine units of the following:||9|
|Color and Design: Two-Dimensional|
|Steel String Guitar Making and Design 2|
|Interior Design Studio 1|