Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in Clases

Where do I find the classes offered next semester?

All classes offered in the current & the following semester can be found on the UC website, OneStop.

Once on the OneStop website, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the “View Class Offerings” red button near the middle of the page.
  2. Click the “Search and View Class Offerings” red button.
  3. Next to "Term" click on drop-down menu and select the term you want to take a class.
  4. Next to "Subject" click on drop-down menu and select "CBMK - Cabinet and Furniture Making"
  5. Next to "Campus" click on "Victory Parkway Campus"
  6. Un-Check the box next to "Show Open Classes Only" to see all courses offered, both full and open courses.
  7. Click the "Search" button and you will see all courses offered.

Class detail information can be seen by clicking on the red text under the class or section columns. The green dot means the course has available seats (Open) and the blue box means the course is full (Closed).

To return to the list of WT Program courses, click on the "VIEW SEARCH RESULTS" button under the class detail information.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Mark Costello.

How do I register for classes once I found the course I am interested in taking?

First, if you have never taken a class at UC, you will need to contact the UC Office of the Registrar to complete the "Basic Data Form"and the Registrar wiill create a Unique ID for you.

To register for a course go to the UC Admissions website for "Becoming a Non-Matriculated Student" and you will find information to register.

How many courses can I take?

You can take just one course or as many courses as you like. 

I want to register for the Wood Turning I class but OneStop only lists Wood Turning II?

Most courses in the WT Program do not have "Prerequisites". This means you can enroll in Wood Turning II before taking Wood Turning I. This also applies to CNC Router Woodworking,  Furniture Drawing, Wood Crafts, Wood Carving as well as the Wood Technology series courses. In all these areas of study beginning students work along side advanced students. The instructor adapts the assignments to suit the student's skill level.

NOTE: All Furniture Construction courses & Windsor Chair courses have "Prerequisites" which means you must take the courses in sequence.

How do I enroll in one of the Wood Technology Program Certificates?

Simply complete the application and send it to Mark Costello either by mail or scan then email.

Do I have to enroll in one of the Wood Technology Certificates to take a class?

No, but you can enroll in a certificate later if you decide to further your woodworking skills.

General Questions

I am just getting started in woodworking, can I take classes in your program?

The WT Program offers courses appropriate for the beginning woodworker. If you are interested in taking a Furniture Construction course, the first course you would take is Furniture Construction IA. You can also take any other course in the WT Program as a beginner.

What class should I take first?

If you are interested in taking a Furniture Construction class, the first course you would take is Furniture Construction IA.

The Furniture Construction classes must be taken in sequence. The academic phrase, "Prerequisit" will appear on OneStop indicated by a yellow tri-angle. A Class Prerequisite means you must take certain classes prior to the class you want to enroll in. The only other class with a Prerequisite is the Windsor Chair Construction classes because it takes two semesters to complete one Windsor Chair.

The Furniture Construction courses are not a Class Prerequisite for other areas of study such as: CNC Router WoodworkingFurniture DrawingWood CraftsWood Turning or Wood Carving, etc.

I have done some carpentry and woodworking, can I take the advanced Furniture Construction classes to start?

Carpentry is very different from woodworking & furniture making. Although carpentry uses some of the same power equipment and hand tools, the Wood Technology Program teaches crafting fine furniture and art objects. Therefore, we require students take Furniture Construction classes in sequence starting with Furniture Construction IA.

If you believe your woodworking skills are more advanced than a beginning course, feel free to contact Mark Costello. We can schedule a time to meet at the Wood Shop and you can bring photo's of your work. We are more than happy to discuss this with you.

When are classes offered?

Wood Technology courses meet for approximately (3) hours, one day per week for the full semester. Courses are typically scheduled in the late afternoons, Monday through Thursday.

To find see academic calendars go to the OneStop website calendar page.

NOTE: All WT Program classrooms are available to students only during scheduled class time for the course they are enrolled. WT Program does not have "open shops".

Where are classes located?

All Wood Technology classes are offered on UC's Victory Parkway Campus (VPC) at 2220 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206.

See our Location and UC Shuttle web page.

How much does it cost to take one class?

Since the WT Program is part of the University of Cincinnati all tuition and fees apply. Verify tuition costs by contacting UC Admissions.

Although tuition is expensive, each class meets for 2 hours & 50 minutes every week, each week of the term (13 & 16 weeks including exam week). With this information you can break down the tuition cost per hour. The WT Program strives to provide value for the cost.

Additional Fees for WT Program courses:

  1. Each class has a "shop fee" required for supplies such as sanding, blade sharpening etc. These fees range from $10 to $30 per semester each class.
  2. Students must purchase the materials to complete the project(s) assigned.
  3. Provide their own personal safety equipment (dust mask, ear protection and safety glasses).
  4. Some classes in the WT Program require a text book but most books assigned can be purchased used from an online book seller.
  5. Contact Mark Costello for the current fees for the course you are interested in taking.

Senior Audits Program: Under certain conditions adults 60 years or older may audit courses tution free at UC. See more information about the UC Senior Audits program. The additional fees listed above are still required when using the Senior Audits Program.

Current UC Student Questions

What if I am enrolled in a UC College other than the College of Engineering and Applied Science?

Students from any college, campus and major can take classes in the Wood Technology Program.

I am a full time UC student, are there additional costs associated with taking your classes?

If you are currently a full time UC student you might be able to take a course at no additional tuition cost. Verify tuition costs by contacting UC Admissions.

Each class has a "shop fee" that covers supplies such as sanding, blade sharpening etc. These fees range from $10 to $30 per semester for each class. Contact Mark Costello for the current fee for the course you are interested in taking.

Also, students must purchase the materials to complete the project(s) assigned and personal safety equipment (dust mask, ear protection and safety glasses). Last, classes in the WT Program require a text book but most books assigned can be purchased used from an online book seller.

Can I earn college credit toward my degree by taking one of your classes?

Yes, all WT Program classes are college level and the grade you earn in our classes count toward your GPA.

In addition to being college level classes, all classes in the WT Program meet Breadth of Knowledge Requirements (BoK) in the distribution area of Fine Arts (FA).  UC's GenEd program assures exposure to the traditional disciplines that are the hallmark of a liberally educated person.

Non-UC Student Questions

I am currently a UC employee, can I take your classes?

Yes, all WT Program classes are open to UC employees. If your current position with UC provides tuition remission benefits, you may be able to apply tuition remission to the WT Program classes. Verify if tuition remission applies by contacting UC Benefits. All WT Program shop fees & material costs are required even when tuition remission applies.

I am a retired UC employee, can I take your classes?

Yes, all WT Program classes are open to retired UC employees. If your UC retirement benefits provides tuition remission, you may be able to apply tuition remission to the WT Program classes. Verify if tuition remission applies by contacting UC Benefits. All WT Program shop fees & material costs are required even when tuition remission applies.