Laney College

Wood Technology


Laney College and all Peralta Campuses are closed due to Covid-19 through June 30, 2020. See links for the latest info regarding closures and read more about the transition to remote learning and services.
Wood Technology will be continuing the Lecture portion of Spring 2020 courses through remote learning and deferring Lab sections till restrictions have changed.
*We don’t know what is happening for Fall 2020, but please check back for updates on how/when to enroll Remember, you can drop with no payment before August 10, 2020

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 classes here.  Select “2020 Spring” then select “Laney” from the campus options, then drop down to “Wood Technology” in the subject line.  You don’t need to select anything else.  Click “SEARCH” to show all Wood Tech classes.

Steps to get Started at Laney College

Check out the iDesign Intro to Manufacturing

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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 woodshop. 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.