Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Program Overview

  • Students entering in the Carpentry - Cabinetmaking Program are instructed in the safe and proper use of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power equipment. They are also instructed in layout, design, and various machining methods. These skills are then used to fabricate progressively-more-difficult projects, ultimately leading to the introduction of Computerized Numerical Controlled (C.N.C.) Training in the state-of-the-art multi-cam routers and the S.C.M.I. point-to-point machining center.

    A portion of this program deals with the building of a house. Junior and senior students construct a residential home in one of our member communities. Students are instructed in rough framing techniques, shingling, exterior finish, interior finish, as well as built-in cabinets and the installation of custom cabinetwork.

    The Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Program provides students with the skills necessary to compete in today's highly technical and demanding building trade industry.

Diman Carpentry - Cabinetmaking Program

Announcements

  • Diman Advisory Board Seeks Your Help

    We want you to join the Diman family. While we're proud of our vocational programs and their ability to turn young men and women into skilled members of the community, we can't maintain that level of quality without the help of industry professionals. Please consider joining our Vocational Advisory Board, where you will help steer our vocational programs and students toward future success. Learn more and apply here.

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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Rough and finish carpenter
    • Tile setter
    • Cabinet maker/installer
    • Retail sales/construction supply
    • Drywall worker/plasterer
    • Roofer
    • Siding installer
    • Insulator
    • Hardwood Floor Installer
    • Remodeler
    • Estimator
    • Building inspector
    • Architectural technologist
    • Engineering technician
    • Interior/exterior design
    • Draftsperson
    • Surveyor
    • Real estate salesperson
    • Civil/structural engineer
    • Design engineer
    • Vocational technical instructor
    • College instructor
    • Real estate developer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Shop Safety
    • Measurements
    • Hand Tools
    • Common Wood Joints
    • Hand Sanding
    • Gluing
    • Blueprint Reading
    • Set Up & Operate Shop Equipment
    • CNC Programming
     
    • Layout & Stockpiling of Cabinets
    • Construct Wall, Base, & Utility Cabinets
    • Construct Furniture
    • Orientation to Nature of Wood
    • Hardware Application
    • Installation of Cabinets
    • Apply Production Procedures
    • Safety on the Job Site
    • Beam-Steel & Wood
    • Floor Joists/ Trusses
    • Partition & Wall Framing
    • Roof Framing -Shingling
    • Insulation
    • Dry Wall Installation
    • Exterior Finish
    • Installation of Windows/Doors

In the News

  • Bridging the skills gap

    Many manufacturers who embrace technology to remain competitive find that implementing the latest machinery and software can be easier than finding the skilled labor needed to successfully use it. When it comes to bridging a widening skills gap, institutions like Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School of Fall River, Mass., are a welcome resource for industry leaders in search of well-trained and talented employees. (6/1/17)

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  • Single, foster mom winner of Fall River home built by Diman students

    A single, foster mom of three children has her shot at moving out of her apartment and into her own home. Donna Handler’s number was chosen by lottery Friday afternoon to purchase a home on Duluth Street built by the students of Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (5/30/17)

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  • Diman students help the American dream come true by building a new house

    Other than getting your kids more education than you ever had, home ownership is probably the most-desired piece of the American Dream.

    At 132 Duluth St., in the Maplewood neighborhood, a piece of the American dream is a neat ranch house that is almost finished, ready for a lucky first-time homebuyer. (3/24/17)

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  • Carpentry-Cabinetmaking Program hammers away at new technology

    Hammers and nails have been joined by advanced machinery and computers in Diman Carpentry-Cabinetmaking shop. Students still learn traditional carpentry, but visitors to the program would also see students programming advanced CNC (computer-numeric controlled) machines to carve intricate designs and patterns into wood. (2/3/17)

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  • Diman students put heart into family's new home

    Thomas F. Aubin has a phrase he likes to tell people: His city’s neighborhoods can reclaim their glory days one home at a time. That assertion by Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School’s soon-to-be superintendent-director took root Monday afternoon, with 37 Chicago Street in Fall River at long last holding an open house showcase. (6/28/16)

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  • Diman thanks Lowe’s for shop improvement

    Lowe’s beheld the results of their financial support on Tuesday, March 22, when the new Engineering/Technology Center was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Diman’s Machine Tool Technologies shop. The new center was funded by a $25,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation that was administered by SkillsUSA. (3/23/16)

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  • Diman students' work to be showcased at Logan airport, in national magazine

    The Scholarship City is about to have its own place on the international scene. At least, in the International Terminal of the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport in Boston. (4/28/2014)

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  • Former educator’s memory helps protect students

    Diman’s faculty, students, and parents can breathe a little easier at their house-building site, thanks to a donation by the family of the late Ron Silvia, Sr., Diman's Key Club, and the Diman Bengal Education Foundation. The groups collaborated on the purchase of a finger-safe SawStop Jobsite Saw. (11/30/15)

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  • Diman students' hard work shines through in cherry wood display holding model USS Massachusetts

    The Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School students who collaborated to make a 6-foot-tall, 9-foot-long cherry wood display case with plaques and framed photos — out of what was previously a pile of lumber — had already seen their project mostly complete. (10/24/2015)

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  • The spirit of giving permeates Diman

    Diman “gave back” to the community in a big way this year, as five different projects all worked to help the greater Fall River community. Diman’s efforts helped clothe, feed, and provide both toys and holiday spirit to the area. (1/14/2015)

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