Fine Woodworking

StudentDescription

The Fine Woodworking (WW) Certificate is a multi-faceted program founded in 1997 for beginners and experienced woodworkers. The curriculum is designed to give students the essential knowledge and basic skills that will enable them to be successful in their woodworking experience, whether as an employee, a self-employed professional, a building contractor or a hobbyist. 

Courses are designed to enhance both woodworking abilities and employability, with particular emphasis on safety in the work environment, attention to design and detail, accuracy and efficiency in the construction process, and quality in the finished product. 
The Certificate in Fine Woodworking consists of 10 courses (3 credit hours each). Students take 5 core classes consisting of Basic Woodworking, Furniture Design & Construction, Fine Cabinetmaking, Spanish Colonial Furniture and Wood Shop. Students also choose 5 elective courses selected from a dozen woodworking and other classes (Woodcarving, Wood Sculpture, Chair Design and Construction, Wood Lamination and Bending, Advanced Furnituremaking, General Carpentry, etc.).

Woodworking courses are not limited to what you see in the current schedule of classes—our “Topics” (WW 293) classes are provided for elective credit on a variety of specific subjects of interest to our students. Some examples from the past include Santo Carving, Door Making, Bed Making, Decorative Boxes, Hand Tools and Wood Joinery, Wood Picture Framing and Advanced Table Making.

This program is only available at UNM-Taos branch. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

Chair: James Rannefeld    jawar@unm.edu

Instructors 

Degrees 

  • Certificate in Fine Woodworking—30 credit hours

Current Course Offerings

Schedule as of February 19, 2020

Woodworking

WW 101 - Fund of Woodworking I

This course introduces the joys of working wood. Including: hand and power tool safety, stock preparation, and basic joinery techniques. $40.00 Lab Fee

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 54590

M T W R F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Lecture/Practice Experience
James Loder - jloder@unm.edu 3 19
802 53720

F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture/Practice Experience
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 2
Fees: $40
WW 116 - Chair Design & Construction

This course is for advanced students that have already constructed tables. Students will learn about the history of chair design and construct individual projects, including design, engineering, machining, assembly and finish. Prerequisite: 101 and 110.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53997

M 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 3
Fees: $40
WW 120 - Woodworking Shop

This course is for students who have completed basic woodworking courses and are prepared to work on individual projects. Prerequisite: 101.

Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
800 53999

W 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Lecture/Practice Experience
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 8
Fees: $40
CANCELLED
801
54691 Lecture/Practice Experience Staff 3 1
Fees: $25
WW 293 - T: Woodworking

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Sections
# CRN Time/Location Instructor Credits Seats Available
801 54490

T 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Taos Fred Peralta Hall 213

Topics
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 7
Fees: $45
802 54589

T W 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Off Campus - Taos ONE

Topics
James Loder - jloder@unm.edu 3 22
803 54692

R 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Topics
Mario E Vargas - santeromv@unm.edu 3 Section Full
Fees: $25