Program Description

The Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate provides basic skills for people entering the wood manufacturing fields. n this certificate skills emphasized will be the identification, inspection and scaling of lumber and logs, the machining and physical properties of wood, the manufacturing processes and methods found in the forest products industry, as well as two-dimensional drafting. This certificate will also incorporate an environmental component focusing on the elimination of waste and recycling. The Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate is only available at the Antigo Campus.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,803
Books & Supplies: $142

Financial Aid

Not Available
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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
at Antigo

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Graduates will be able to…

  • Inspect various wood products according to industry standards
  • Create CAD drawings for wood products
  • Set up and operate a variety of common wood manufacturing machinery
  • Use current safety precautions in a manufacturing setting


The Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate is a 15 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Wood Science And Technology 4.00
Forest Products Industry Orientation 1.00
Fundamentals Of Furniture Manufacturing 2.00
Wood Veneer, Panels & Composites 1.00
Lumber Manufacturing: Sawing, Edging & Trimming 2.00
Intro to Hardwood Grading 1.00
Technical Drafting/CAD 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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