Our Mission

The Wood Technology Center promotes safe, hands-on, comprehensive technical training with a commitment toward high quality education and craftsmanship through innovative and sustainable programs for woodworkers.

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Seattle Central
Wood Technology Center
2310 S. Lane
Seattle, WA 98144

PHONE: (206) 934-5460
FAX: (206) 934-5462

Wood Technology Programs

Associate of Applied Science Degree or Certificate of completion
The Wood Technology Center offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, or a Certificate of completion in Cabinetmaking and Fine Woodworking, Carpentry, and Marine Carpentry.

Community Service Classes (Non-credit classes)
We offer convenient evening classes to boost a beginner’s confidence to tackle do-it-yourself jobs.

Cabinetmaking and Architectural Woodworking

Seattle Central’s five-quarter Cabinetmaking and Architectural Woodworking Program prepares students for entry level employment in cabinetmaking, furniture construction, and related millworking. Technical instruction on all projects emphasizes safety, attention to detail, and quality craftsmanship. Students learn project layout, machining and milling, methods of construction, preparation for finish, and finishing techniques. Career opportunities for successful students range from smaller custom shops to larger commercial businesses.

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Seattle Central’s four-quarter Carpentry Program provides students with a foundation to begin a career in residential construction and remodeling. All aspects of building are covered—blueprint reading, estimating, building codes, concrete work, frame and finish carpentry, and roofing. Career opportunities range from homebuilding to light industrial and commercial construction.

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The Marine Carpentry Program is being revised so new applications are not being accepted. For more information, please contact the Wood Technology Center: (206) 934-5460

Marine Carpentry

Seattle Central’s six-quarter Marine Carpentry Program provides students with the skills to begin a career in wood and fiberglass boatbuilding. The pre-apprentice course teaches lofting, hull construction, joiner work, outfitting, fiberglass lay-up and repair, spray-gun techniques, and resin infusion. The class atmosphere is similar to an actual boatbuilding shop. Career opportunities include employment in both custom boat shops and larger commercial yards.

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