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Professional Crafts - Wood


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Professional Crafts - Wood

The Wood program provides individuals with principles of fine craftsmanship, original design, and an entrepreneurial spirit for a small woodworking enterprise.  The coursework encourages creative thinking and problem solving to address a variety of functional projects – both one-of-a-kind and production – including boxes, benches, tables, doors, chairs, cabinetry, and others, as well as more artistic work.   Students explore various techniques such as hand and machine joinery, specialty finishes, steambending, bent-lamination, veneering, woodturning, inlay, carving, and shaping.


Highlights of the Program

Tour the Studio

  • Small class sizes 
  • Intensive studio classes with hands-on learning 
  • Design and craft history classes 
  • Marketing and business planning 
  • Craft photography and portfolio design
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • On-campus gallery for professional and student exhibitions 
  • Participation in regional and national craft shows and exhibitions
  • Affiliation with Southern Highland Craft Guild, Haywood Arts Council, the Furniture Society, and more

Wood Facility

  • Dedicated student workbenches and spaces
  • Fully-equipped professional-level machine room, including Sawstops, 25” planer, 25” widebelt sander, Oneway lathe, and more
  • Dedicated rooms for gluing, sanding, finishing, and lumber storage


  • Associate in Applied Science – Professional Crafts: Wood 
  • Diploma in Professional Crafts: Wood 

Potential Careers


  • Wood Studio owner 
  • Furniture or Cabinetry Studio employee

Outside the Classroom

wooden box

Haywood Studios is a student organization creating, marketing, and selling their crafts in the community at various events.

Class Schedules

Person working with wood

HCC offers a variety of class times to fit your busy schedule. Different class options are available based on your graduation year. You can view available classes and then meet with your advisor to get registered.

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For more information contact:

Farrah Rodriguez
  • Farrah Rodriguez
  • Success Coach
Brian Wurst
  • Brian Wurst
  • Instructor - Professional Crafts - Wood

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