Wood Technology 33 Credit Technical Diploma
The Wood Technology Technical Diploma program is a one year hands-on training opportunity for learners preparing to enter the Forest Products Industry. This program is housed in NTC’s state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence.
Curricula include material science, lumber inspection, quality assurance and machine operation. With over one million forest industry jobs in the United States and 64,000 in Wisconsin, the skills learned in this program are in high demand.
As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Wood Science Associate Degree program.
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Approximate Program Cost
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.
* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.
Graduates will be able to…
- Design efficient manufacturing processes for wood products
- Apply wood industry testing standards to products and materials
- Inspect various wood products according to industry standards
- Create CAD drawings for wood products
- Operate technologically advanced wood manufacturing equipment
- Use current safety precautions in a manufacturing setting
Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:
- Sawmill Head Sawyer
- Millwork Fabricator
- Furniture Maker
- CAD Engineer
- Lumber Inspector
- Architectural Woodworker
- Moulder Technician
- Quality Control Specialist
The Wood Technology Technical Diploma is a 33 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.
* 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.
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Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.
Completing the Wood Technology Technical Diploma Earns You:
- 52% of the total credits in the Wood Science Associate Degree (33 of 64 credits)
If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Wood Technology Technical Diploma:
- The Basic Wood Manufacturing Certificate will provide you with 45% (15 of 33 credits) of the total credits in this Wood Technology Technical Diploma
Cost of Attendance
2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance
The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.
|Expenses||Student Living With Parents (Home)||Student Living on Own (Other)|
|Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)||
|Living Expenses (Housing & Food)||$4,052||$9,614|
|Books / Supplies||$2,061||$2,061|
|Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance||
* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2022-2023 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.
Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.
Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.
Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.
NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.
For more information regarding billed tuition and fees visit https://www.ntc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about how the financial aid process works. Please feel free to reach out for more information.
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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
This program is housed in the Wood Technology Center of Excellence, a one-of-a-kind, 27,000 square foot facility dedicated to preparing students for careers in the forest products and woodworking industry.
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