The Hardwood Manufacturers Certificate is a 14.45 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (10465100)

4.00

As an introduction course, students will learn wood anatomy and the physical nature of wood and how these characteristics are used in species selection for industrial raw materials. Species identification will be covered in the lab portion of this course.

WOOD DRYING SCIENCE (10465113)

4.00

Covers the process of drying wood. Drying lumber is studied in depth, focusing on the relationship between wood, temperature, relative humidity and air velocity. Learners will focus on moisture content measuring techniques, types of kilns and controls, how to generate kiln schedules and procedures for sampling, while operating a conventional steam kiln, dehumidification kiln, and vacuum kiln.

Prerequisite: 10-465-100 WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

WOOD MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (10465115)

3.00

In this course, the student will be introduced to the primary breakdown of logs into lumber, and logs into veneers and strands for wood composites. An overview of plant layout, machine centers and product flow will be examined for each product line along with species mix.

Condition: Accepted into the Wood Science Associate Degree program, Wood Technology Technical Diploma or Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

HARDWOOD GRADING AND MERCHANDISING (10465116)

3.00

Introduces measurement, merchandising and inspection of hardwood lumber and logs. Topics covered include hardwood manufacturing standards, tally criteria, defect identification and the various methods of determining the grade of hardwood lumber and logs. Emphasis will be on the understanding of standard grade classifications used within the industry and hands-on practice using inspection rules and scaling sticks.

Condition: Accepted into the Wood Science Associate Degree program, Wood Technology Technical Diploma, Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate or Hardwood Sawmilling & Drying Certificate, or with Dean or Associate Dean approval.

INTRODUCTION TO THE HARDWOOD INDUSTRY & SAFETY (47465442)

0.45

Learners will prepare for careers in the field by exploring work place expectations, manufacturing efficiencies, and safety and health practices. Upon completion of this course students will earn an OSHA recognized Forklift Operators Certificate.

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