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Cabinetry, Millwork, & Woodworking

INDUSTRY SECTOR The Building and Construction Trades Industry Sector teaches basic skills neccessary for future careers in building, construction, millwork, and woodworking. 
The Cabinetry, Millwork and Woodworking Pathway teaches basic skills in the building and construction trades with emphasis in design and building hands-on projects. Equiptment used includes routers, shapers, lathes, sanders, table saws, joiners, plainers, band saws, laser engravers, and CNC machines. The introductory and concentration courses, Wood Design 1 & 2, concentrate on safety, tools, and basic principles.  Advanced courses complete the pathway and include Furniture and Cabinet Construction as well as Woodshop Manager. 


Most courses are a-g CSU/UC approved. Students enroll for up to three consecutive years and become OSHA certified after completing year two.

Wood 1 & 2 (Concentration)

In these introductory classes, students learn safe practices, materials and tools, design, and career based skills such as professionalism. Students program and use a laser engraver and CNC machines. Applied math and measurement skills are developed. Safety is emphasized.

Furniture Construction (Completer)

This course reinforce safety and introduce students to furniture making techniques. Students spend more time building and with independent work. earn OSHA Industry Certifications.

Cabinetry (Completer)

This course furthers student knowledge of safety and exposes students to more technical woodworking, blueprint reading, and the CNC.  Curriculum includes advanced concepts and tools, business principles, and leadership. Students earn OSHA Industry Certifications.

Woodshop Manager (Completer)

Students use their skills to assist the company director (teacher) in managing and instructing in the Woodshop. Curriculum includes business principles and leadership. Woodshop Managers complete independent projects and work for paying clients. 

2024 SVUSD Pathway Award Winners

Woods Banquet Recipients


According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, as of April 2024, California employed 9.20 million in the construction industry which declined slightly since 2023 but remains 5.2% of all jobs in the state. In contrast, not all construction jobs in California are slowing down with the hottest positions in estimating, design engineering, health & safety, quality control, and management. 

Construction Managers $113,918/year

Construction Laborers $46,769/year

Building Inspectors $92,054/year

CAREERSArchitect, Building Inspectors, Carpenter, Cabinet Maker, City Planner, CNC Operator, Cooling, & Heating Technician, Designer, Drafter, Electrician, Estimator, Furniture Making, Iron Worker,  Plumber, Roofer, Sheet Metal Fabricator, and Welder

Programing and operating the laser engraver.
Student demonstrates the laser engraver and is surrounded by woods equipment.