Program Description

The Hardwood Sawmilling Certificate prepares learners for hands-on, in-demand positions within the hardwood lumber industry.

This short 4-week certificate will help launch you into a life-long, rewarding career. All classes are taught in person and utilize Northcentral Technical College’s 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence.

Approximate Cost

$2,750
Tuition: $868 , Books: $1882

Financial Aid

Not Available
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Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Scale, grade and value hardwood logs
  • Breakdown logs, edge and trim lumber to maximize profits
  • Identify species for hardwood lumber and logs
  • Inspect hardwood lumber applying NHLA grading rules

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Trimsaw & Edger Operator
  • Head Sawyer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Hardwood Log Grader/Scaler
  • Hardwood Lumber Inspector

Courses

The Hardwood Sawmilling Certificate is a 5 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

HARDWOOD GRADING AND MERCHANDISING 3.00
HARDWOOD SAWING, EDGING, AND TRIMMING 1.00
ADVANCED HARDWOOD LUMBER INSPECTION 1.00

* College 101 (10-890-165) is not part of the program credit requirements but is a College Requirement for graduation that must be passed with a “C” or better. This requirement is effective for students beginning the program in Spring 2021 and beyond.

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Additional Information

This program will next run:

June 6 – July 1, 2022

This program will provide training on the following topics:

  • Hardwood lumber inspection
  • Sawing, edging and trimming to maximize profits
  • Hardwood log scaling and grading
  • Species identification for hardwood lumber and logs

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Ready to start earning your Hardwood Sawmilling Certificate at NTC? Just fill out the registration form to get started and we’ll follow up with you on your next steps.