Woodworking Associates Degree Program

Woodworking and Fine Furniture Making

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An Associate of Arts degree in Woodworking and Fine Furniture Making is a 60-credit degree program combining the College’s liberal arts curriculum with a concentration in Woodworking and Furniture Making. Beyond the general education requirements for the Associate’s degree, students take at least 30 credits in woodworking and furniture-making at the Vermont Woodworking School.

The Woodworking School’s Facilities
The Woodworking School's modern facilities are located in a completely renovated historic barn in Fairfax, VT, some 20 miles from the campus. This close proximity allows students to enroll in a “mix” of woodworking courses and on-campus courses during the same semester. The program is designed so that it can be completed in four semesters of full-time coursework.

Earn a college degree in Woodworking and Fine Furntiure making. Our furniture-making school teaches students not only to woodworkers, but provides the skills to be successful in the furniture and craft industries..
 

Woodworking and Fine Furniture Making Associate Requirement


Entry Level Assessments and/or Coursework

GEN160-Introduction to Computer Applications or successful completion of assessment
GEN170-Writing for College I or successful completion of assessment
GEN171 or GEN172-Writing for College II or successful completion of assessment
GEN270-Research and Reflection and approved assessment portfolio


Coursework in the Major

Entry-level Required
FRN102 – Fundamentals – 9 credits
FRN103 – Beginning Design - 6 credits

Intermediate-level Required
FRN202 – Beyond the Basics - 9 credits
FRN203 – Design Studio I - 6 credits


Fundamental Learning Skills

Evidence of proficiency in the four fundamental learning skills

1. Written Communication
2. Oral Communication
3. Critical Thinking
4. Research Methods


Liberal Arts Requirements

12 credits total of interdisciplinary Core Curriculum coursework (6 credits for students who transfer in more than 30 credits) - 3 credits in each of the following areas of the liberal arts:1. Creative Expression
2. Cultural Awareness
3. Historical Consciousness
4. Responsible Action
5. Scientific Thought


Total Required – 60 credits

 

 

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An Associate of Arts degree in Craftsmanship and Design with a concentration in Woodworking and Fine Furniture Making