Housed in NTC’s state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence, the Wood Technology Technical Diploma 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 1 million forest industry jobs in the United States and 61,000 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.
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- 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$5,968 (Tuition: $5322, Books: $646)
Average Starting Salary$26,000 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.
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- 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
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