In July 2017, the program came under the auspices of Mendocino College after 35 years with College of the Redwoods. There was no change to the internal workings of the program, the facilities, the staff or curriculum.
The program is open to serious woodworkers of intermediate and advanced ability, and is intended to prepare students for careers as independent designers/crafts workers. Whether or not potential applicants have a professional background or significant experience in woodworking is less important than their objective in applying. We expect a fair knowledge of machine tools and the woods most common to fine furniture making – as well as patience, an openness toward refinement of methods, and a singleness of purpose aimed at doing one’s best all along the way.
Visiting the school
We encourage prospective students to visit our program to gain a first-hand impression. Please call in advance to arrange an appropriate time. Such visits are for information only and do not improve chances of acceptance. You should not feel disadvantaged if you are unable to visit.
The program has attracted students from all over the world, with at least two or three in every class. We welcome international applications to our program. For information about applying as an international student, please contact Anastasia Simpson-Logg at Admissions and Records at 707-468-3102 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our nine month program consists of 2 semesters with 18 units each. Non California residents will be required to pay fees in addition to the normal per unit cost. In order to qualify for in-state tuition, you must have resided in California for a least one year prior to attending, and be able to provide the appropriate documentation to prove it.
As the exact costs change nearly every year, we ask that you go to https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions/registration/fees. for the most accurate and up to date information. If you have any question regarding cost, please contact the admissions office. https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions
General financial aid information is available online: mendocino.edu/student-services/financial-aid
Dates 2021 – 2022
17 weeks per semester. Fall semester Aug 16 – December 10, 2021. Spring semester January 18 – May 20, 2022. Please refer to the Mendocino College Academic Calendar for additional information. https://www.mendocino.edu/academics/academic-calendar
To be eligible for the program, applicants must have at least completed and passed WOD-70A and WOD-70B, a cabinetmaking and millwork course, offered during the Summers here at the at The Krenov School in Fort Bragg. An equivalent course can also be substituted for these courses and most applicants choose this option. Equivalency can be woodworking instruction at another institution, or practical experience. If you using other coursework or experience to apply, you will be required to fill out a Prerequisite Course Equivalency Form which will help us determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for our program. This form is included with the application form.
Each class will be selected from a qualified pool of applicants.