Hocking College is excited to announce that the Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork degree program has been approved by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
With the program being HLC approved, this means that students can now utilize federal financial aid to help pay for the degree. Hocking College has free money and other scholarships still available. The Choose Ohio First Scholarship program has available funds for this specific program. Interested students can apply for this scholarship here.
Chris Hedges, the program manager for the Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork program, hopes that the program will “establish Hocking College as a nationally recognized educational program with a mission that focuses on training both the mind and the hand.”
Similar to many other degrees offered through Hocking College, students should be able to pay back the expense of their two-year education after working in the field for just one year. In 2020, the median pay for cabinetmaking was $38,900 per year with an hourly wage of $18.70 an hour. These statistics reflect a positive future for the next generation of students.
About the Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork Program
The Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork program at Hocking College is a two-year intensive program designed to give students a hands-on education in the design, construction and installation of commercial and residential interior architectural woodwork. The college’s Wood Lab is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery capable of processing a raw log into a finished wooden product.
The first year of the program will focus exclusively on establishing a firm foundation in the fundamentals of safety and sustainability, design, construction and installation of cabinetry and millwork. Students will work on a number of stand-alone projects throughout the year culminating in the design, construction, and installation of a complete cabinetry and millwork package for two tiny houses built by students in the college’s Carpentry program.
The second year of the program will shift focus to traditional freestanding cabinetry forms and students will work to complete three self-designed or chosen projects that will test the knowledge they have gained so far.