Wood Processes Associate Degree


Programming will include engineering, business and forestry disciplines to develop skills and specialized knowledge required for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and end use of wood products. Learners will use innovative approaches for obtaining, manufacturing, using and recycling wood products including building materials, furniture, paper, packaging and other sustainable products in an environmentally safe manner. Related skills in teamwork, mathematics, critical thinking, communication and Quality Principles/Lean Manufacturing will be embedded.
Graduates will be able to

  • Use current safety precautions in a manufacturing setting
  • Operate technologically advanced wood manufacturing equipment
  • Create CAD drawings for wood products
  • Inspect various wood products according to industry standards
  • Apply wood industry testing standards to products and materials
  • Design efficient manufacturing processes for wood products
  • Develop a business plan for wood manufacturing operations
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