Academic Catalogs

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.

Program Outcomes

  1. Be prepared for a position or career in the fine woodworking and affiliated trade.

Certificate of Specialization Requirements

The Certificate of Specialization is a locally approved career program that requires sixteen units or fewer units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  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.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  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.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CNST A114Cabinet Making4
or CNST A116 Furniture Making and Design
Select nine units of the following:9
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
Sculpture 1
Entrepreneurship
Interior Design Studio 1
Total Units13