Wood Technology


Wood Technology is OPEN during Covid-19 for hybrid online and in-person instruction. Most other departments at Laney are online only. See links for the latest info regarding closures and read more about the transition to remote learning and services.
*Summer 2021 in-person classes are cancelled for the time being. Fall 2021 we hope to be back 100% in-person. But please check back for updates on how/when to enroll and send us an email to find out the most up-to-date info for Wood Tech.

Continuing Students: If you have enrolled and received a grade (including W or I) in a class within the last two semesters, use your current User ID and Password to access your Student Center.  Login & Browser Help: can search for current class schedule here.  For Spring 2021, Wood Technology is on page 80. Don’t follow the links on the bottom “Explore our departments” it will just bring you back to this page!

Steps to get Started at Laney College

Check out the iDesign Intro to Manufacturing

Click here to learn more about iDesign

Attention Matriculating Students:

Career Technical Education counseling is available for students in Wood Technology. If you are a matriculating student and need to make an education plan or apply for your certificate, please call 510-464-3152 to schedule an appointment.


Learn cabinet and furniture making at Laney College

1The Wood Technology department at Laney College offers daytime, evening and weekend classes for beginning and experienced woodworkers. You can begin a new and rewarding career as a professional woodworker, enrich your life with a creative and useful hobby and hone your professional skills to a new level!

Courses are taught by working professionals in a well equipped, state-of-the-art wood shop. Class sizes are small and emphasize safety, as well as technique and procedure. Traditional and contemporary woodworking skills are taught in a hands-on, project based format.

Classes include design and construction for the woodworking professional (one and two-year programs), computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM), traditional Japanese hand tools and joinery, studio furniture-making, beginning and intermediate classes for the hobbyist as well as the opportunity to do special projects.