Wood Science63 Credit Associate Degree
Wood Science is a broad-based program training learners to become professionals within the Forest Products Industry. Learners will engage in a unique hands-on experience using the latest design software and cutting-edge manufacturing equipment. All of this is housed in NTC’s state-of-the-art 27,000 square foot Wood Technology Center of Excellence. Curricula include material science, product design and engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing and business. Graduates of this program are in high demand both locally and nationally, with over one million forest industry jobs in the United States and 64,000 in Wisconsin. Learners interested in pursuing careers in custom furniture are encouraged to add the Furniture Design and Craftsmanship Certificate that can be completed concurrently with the Wood Science program. Potential occupations include: Production Supervisor, Quality Control Specialist, CAD Engineer, Lumber & Log Sales Associate/Broker, Furniture Designer, CNC Router Technician, Lumber Inspector, Dry Kiln Operator, Production or Sales Manager Trainee, Architectural Woodworker, EWP Technical Support Specialist, Wood Product Field Auditor, Moulder Technician and Procurement Specialist.
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