Located in Antigo, Wisconsin, NTC’s Wood Technology Center of Excellence is a one-of-a-kind, 27,000 square foot facility dedicated to preparing students for careers in the forest products and woodworking industry. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology and industry-driven curriculum, our graduates are ready for a field that boasts over one million jobs nationwide.

Our students have access to $1.5 million worth of state-of-the-art design software and manufacturing equipment, allowing them to learn about product design and engineering, quality assurance, material science, manufacturing and sales.

Post-Secondary Programs

Four post-secondary programs are offered at the Wood Technology of Excellence:

Continuing Education Offerings

The Wood Technology Center of Excellence isn’t used exclusively for our academic programs. The facility also acts as a hub for high-quality, industry based training sessions for leading wood manufacturing companies. When a training need is identified, we develop a customized session and then bring in the right industry experts to facilitate it.

For more information on NTC’s current Continuing Education courses or to schedule a training, please contact Logan Wells at 715.623.7601, Ext. 7794 or wells@ntc.edu.

A student using precision equipment at the Wood Technology Center of Excellence.

Certificate Programs

These unique certificates prepare learners for hands-on, in-demand positions within the hardwood lumber industry and will help launch you into a life-long, rewarding career.
A group of workers inspecting some logs.

Industrial Courses

These hands-on workshops provide those in the wood industry with the training needed to advance their skills. When a training need is identified, we develop a customized session and then bring in the right industry experts to facilitate it. Examples of trainings include: GLKDA Kiln Drying, Moulder Set-Up and Knife Grinding, Hardwood Log Grading and Scaling, and more.
A student inspects his end table inside the Wood Technology Center of Excellence.

Fine Woodworking & Related Courses

Create your own custom furniture pieces and other fine wood products alongside our expert instructors during these hands-on, project oriented courses. Courses offered include: Greene & Greene Inspired Side Table, Stickley-style Chair Class, Custom Dinette Table Design and Construction, and more.