Our BrochurePalomar College Cabinet & Furniture Technology Department Brochure 2011-2012


Helpful Links


San Diego County Fair
6/7 to 7/6/2014
See our student work displayed

Pdf file you can download along with CFT Degree and Certificate classes by semester


FALL 2014 - CFT has reopened in a newly remodeled "State of the Art Facility".

Summer 2014 - OPEN
3 classes, Tuesday - Thursday

Note: Not all classes are offered each semester. The Palomar School Schedule page lists the current semester's classes and when available in the Fall 2014 School Schedule.

News Announcements

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Larry Himmel on Channel 8 News:  Sue Spray and other Palomar CFT students make guitars

In Memoriam

Los Angeles Times:  Sam Maloof dies at 93; designer and builder of simple, beautiful furniture

New York Times:  James Krenov, Wood and Word Worker,
Is Dead at 88

Other Articles

Daniel Graupmann wins 2nd place for Fresh Wood entry in AWFS competition. 
Palomar Website article

Video Interview

Palomar College Woodworking is CFT
Cabinet and Furniture Technology

Our Mission is to help students prepare to make a living at Woodworking.

Our programs prepare our students to open their own woodworking business or become employed by a high-end woodworking related business. We currently offer an Associate of Science Degrees in 8 different areas. Students may also take coursework to complete a Certificate. Our courses range from Furniture Design to Timber Framing, and from Guitar building to Production Cabinetmaking. With the diversity of courses available students who specialize are highly employable.

Fifty-Plus Years of Excellence

Fifty-Plus Years of Excellence 1956-present with an annual enrollment of 2,000 students in over 50 different classes, the Palomar College Cabinet and Furniture Technology program offers the most comprehensive woodworking career curriculum in the nation. Utilizing three fully-equipped shops, our 2 full-time and 25 part-time instructors provide a breadth of courses and depth of expertise impossible to obtain in smaller programs.

We ask that our students be dedicated to mastering the technical skills of traditional and contemporary fine woodworking.

CFT logo sculpture

Cabinet & Furniture Technology Program at Palomar is excited to announce we opened our Brand New Facility 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 finally have our first piece of CNC Equipment as we have a new Haas VF-3 CNC Router. Even our shop stools (with cushioned backs) are brand new. We have new course offerings such as our Computer Design Sketch-up Class and 8 new Certificate Programs you can choose from.

NEW - Summer 2014 Class Schedule
Our Summer schedule didn't make it into the Summer College Catalog 2014,
we are OPEN in the Summer and will be teaching the 3 classes

Class registration begins the beginning of July and school starts
August 18th. You can access our Fall schedule here
at Schedule Fall 2014 and on our updated schedule page.

Our Programs:

6/7 to 7/6/2014 see our student work displayed.