Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design A.A.

Take woodworking classes and earn your associate degree while you gain the skills you need to walk into any shop or job site with a professional portfolio in hand. This program prepares you to work in fine home construction, furniture and cabinetry workshops, or small businesses. You will take most of your courses at the Vermont Woodworking School in their 15,000-square-foot, historic barn which is now a modern woodworking facility with dedicated bench space for students and state-of-the-art equipment.

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Why Study Woodworking & Fine Furniture Design at Vermont State?

  • Career readiness: Fine woodworking and furniture design students are prepared to go on to careers in the wood products industry including working for wood products manufacturers, small wood businesses, furniture makers, or other fabrication companies.
  • State-of-the-art facility: You will have dedicated bench space at The Vermont Woodworking School, located 20 minutes from the Vermont State University-Johnson campus. This historic barn workshop is complete with state-of-the-art bench rooms, mill shops, a finish room, a 12-seat computer lab, a photo studio, common areas, and galleries.
  • Industry-standard software: You will graduate with skills using Fusion 360 and CAD programs, preparing you for design jobs in the wood industry and beyond.
  • Develop a professional portfolio: You will graduate ready to pursue your career with a professional portfolio to share with employers.

Financial Aid for Fine Woodworking & Furniture Design Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in fine woodworking & furniture design to students across Vermont and beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Internships and Experiential Learning

We offer several opportunities for you to gain practical skills in fine woodworking and furniture design through internships, career coaching, and more.