Wood Technology Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College

Wood Technology

Technical Diploma

Housed in NTC’s state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence, the Wood Technology Technical Diploma program is a one year hands-on training opportunity for learners preparing to enter the Forest Products Industry. 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. Potential occupations include: Quality Control Specialist, CAD Engineer, Lumber Inspector, Architectural Woodworker, Moulder Technician, Millwork Fabricator, Furniture Maker and Sawmill Head Sawyer. Learners wanting to continue their education in this industry can choose the Wood Science Associate Degree program, where they can focus on Furniture Design and Craftsmanship or Business and Engineering Technology. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Wood Science Associate Degree program.

program at a Glance

Wood Technology 31 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau General Studies Only
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips General Studies Only
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$6,345 (Tuition: $5460, Books: $885)

Average Starting Salary

$34,172 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Use current safety precautions in a manufacturing setting
  • Operate technologically advanced wood manufacturing equipment
  • Create CAD drawings for wood products
  • Inspect various wood products according to industry standards
  • Apply wood industry testing standards to products and materials
  • Design efficient manufacturing processes for wood products

Course List

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Course List

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Additional program Information

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.

Gainful Employment Information

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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