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Program Description

This unique 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.

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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
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Additional Information

This program will next run:

June 1 – 25, 2021

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

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Before you apply, you should know

If you are enrolling yourself or multiple employees on behalf of a business/employer, please use the Business Application Form.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.