Fall Semester: September 17 – December 7, 2018 (10 weeks)
Winter Semester: January 7 – March 22, 2019 (10 weeks)
Spring Semester: April 1 – June 7, 2019 (10 weeks)
During this intensive woodworking program you will be able to maximize your time and money in an 8 month course. We are able to provide this to you by keeping our class size small and by providing one on one instruction. You will receive approximately 1200 hours of practical bench-work. There will also be multiple field trips to historic homes and an overnight tree harvesting seminar.
The tuition for the 2018-2019 intensive is $20,500.
A deposit of $5,000 is payable to secure your place.
Applications for enrollment are due June 1, 2018
We do require you provide proof that all course fees and living expenses will be covered for the school year.
The course fee of $20,500 covers:
We are very honored to be working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to enroll students under the Post 9-11 GI Bill and the Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. If you qualify for Post 9-11 GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation, and are interested in attending the school, please give us a call and we will happily connect you with our contacts at the VA. All Veterans using Vocational Rehabilitation Program must have all of their final paperwork submitted to the VA by August 1.
The Charleston Woodworking School will provide the majority of the tools and machinery you will need. The tools that students are required to purchase are a set of Pfeil carving chisels, a set of quality bench chisels, two quality finishing brushes, and a respirator. The School will assist you with purchasing these. Some specialty wood species are not included in the course tuition, but are available for purchase.
The cost of housing is approximately $800 plus a month. There are many options as far as renting an apartment or a house in the Charleston area. We will assist you finding a roommate in order to help minimize cost if so desired. The Charleston Woodworking School is familiar with the Charleston community and we have a list of accommodations for your convenience.
A deposit of $5,000 is required upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the course. The balance of tuition, $14,500, is due the first week of the course. Financing through a Charleston-area financial institution can be arranged.
We understand how valuable time is especially if you are changing careers or eager to start your own business. For most people, a 2-4 year commitment may be financially unreasonable. We’ve designed the intensive course so that you will be able to learn the skills needed in order to perfect your craft in only 8 months, featuring one-on-one instruction. We are the most cost-effective school providing you with a well-designed intensive program. YOU WILL ACQUIRE THE SKILLS NEEDED IN 8 MONTHS THAT MOST SCHOOLS PROVIDE IN 2-4 YEARS.