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Wood Manufacturing Technology

31-409-3 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 37 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

New technologies and strong demand for quality wood products have resulted in many employment opportunities in this industry. You will prepare for work in cabinet and furniture making, as well as architectural millwork (windows, doors, mouldings and architectural components). Develop your skills with hand and portable power tools, along with stationary woodworking machinery, including computer numeric control (CNC) equipment. Your training also includes blueprint reading, estimating, AutoCAD and tool maintenance. An emphasis on teamwork, individual initiative and workplace skills will have you job-ready. Blended learning includes a combination of online and lab classes.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (33 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Layout and Sawing Operations
    31-409-317
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409317
    • Credits: 2.00

    Explore basic layout and measurement practices using both English and metric units. Exposure to woodworking machines designed for sawing with strong emphasis given to machining to specification. Develop safe and efficient machining habits associated with sawing wood.

    Prereq: Admission to Residential Building Construction or Wood Manufacturing Technology
  • Milling Operations
    31-409-319
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409319
    • Credits: 2.00

    Safely and efficiently perform machining tasks associated with milling wood. An emphasis is given to the lumber milling procedures involved with converting rough lumber to material that is machined flat, square and to a specified thickness, width, and length. Exposure to the portable hand router and routing practices.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Layout and Sawing Operations 31409317
  • Shaping and Molding
    31-409-321
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409321
    • Credits: 3.00

    Operate production style woodworking machines. Safely and efficiently perform machining operations on a gang-feed ripsaw, an S4S milling machine, a CNC mortiser & tenoner, and a 6-headed molder. Proper set-up and an in-depth exploration into the numerous operations that can be performed on a wood shaper.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Sanding and Panel Processing 31409303
  • Drafting for the Woodworking Industry
    31-409-301
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409301
    • Credits: 2.00

    Create computer generated drawings using AutoCAD software. Explore the thought processes and concepts necessary for creating accurate, dimensioned working drawings for use in the woodworking industry.

    Prereq: Active in Wood Manufacturing Tech; HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109
  • Material Properties and Applications
    31-409-302
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409302
    • Credits: 2.00

    Introduce the physical properties of wood and related woodworking materials. Identify wood specie and the nature of wood. Explore adhesives and abrasives commonly used in the woodworking industry. Clamping techniques along with the use and identification of metal fasteners for the woodworking industry will be covered in this course.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Milling Operations 31409319
  • Sanding and Panel Processing
    31-409-303
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409303
    • Credits: 2.00

    Exposure to machines used for panel processing and machines used in the sanding process. Safely and efficiently perform machining tasks on a sliding table panel saw. Use various portable sanders, stationary sanders, and the wide belt sander. A wooden toolbox will be built.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Material Properties and Applications 31409302
  • Frameless Cabinetry
    31-409-324
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409324
    • Credits: 3.00

    Produce frameless cabinetry. Explore panel layout and processing associated with this style of cabinet construction. Learn construction doweling and line-boring specifications along with the techniques for installing European style hinges and drawer slides. Processes associated with the cutting, application, and routing of plastic laminates will also be covered.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Veneering, Finishing and Joinery Methods 31409326
  • Veneering, Finishing & Joinery Methods
    31-409-326
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409326
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explore woodworking processes that must efficiently combine multiple steps and/or multiple materials. Use solvent-based and water-based finishing materials. Gain experience in cutting, seaming, and laminating veneer. Create jigs and fixtures to make the machining of various types of joinery more efficient, accurate, and safe.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Shaping and Molding 31409321
  • Blueprint Reading for Woodworking Industry
    31-409-330
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409330
    • Credits: 2.00

    Read and interpret blueprints. Extract dimensions, machining details, and material and construction specifications from a blueprint. Utilize symbols, terminology, and the graphic language commonly used in the woodworking industry. Determine direct costs and overhead expenses.

    Prereq: Active in Wood Manufacturing Tech; HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Drafting for Wood Mfg 31409301
  • CNC Router Operation
    31-409-331
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409331
    • Credits: 3.00

    Program and operate a CNC controlled router. Explore CNC router operation by reading and writing G-Code. Load machine programs into the router and become familiar with the multitude of machining operations a CNC router can perform.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Traditional Cabinetry 31409332
  • Traditional Cabinetry
    31-409-332
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31409332
    • Credits: 2.00

    Exposure to the construction methods and processes that are associated with traditionally built, face-frame style cabinets. Construct a “beaded-inset” face-frame into which learners will then hang an inset door using traditional butt hinges. Learners will also gain exposure to solid-surface fabrication techniques.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Frameless Cabinetry 31409324
  • Furniture Exploration 1
    31-409-327
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409327
    • Credits: 3.00

    Construct a furniture piece using leg-and-rail style joinery. A minimum of two identical projects must be built to emphasize the importance of machining to specification. Learners will create a component cut-list, machining process sequence list and an estimated timeline for the completion of the furniture project.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: CNC Router Operation 31409331
  • Furniture Exploration 2
    31-409-328
    3Credit
    108
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 108
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 31409328
    • Credits: 3.00

    Construct a furniture piece using carcass style joinery. A minimum of two identical projects must be built to emphasize the importance of machining to specification. Learners will create a component cut-list, machining process sequence list and an estimated timeline for the completion of the furniture project.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Furniture Exploration 1 31409327
  • Tool Design and Maintenance
    31-409-352
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 31409352
    • Credits: 1.00

    Explore the design and edge geometry associated with cutting tools. Learners will sharpen various cutting tools and learn how to select the best cutting tool for a given application. Routine machine maintenance will also be explored.

    Prereq: Active in Wood Manufacturing Tech; HS GPA 2.75 + OR ACPL Read 54+/Arith 46+, Next Gen Read 250+/Arith 250+, ACT Read 18+/Math 16+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Arith Prep 10834109

    Occupational Supportive (4 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Math for the Trades
    31-804-307
    2Credit
    72
    36

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31804307
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on the math skills needed for various trades. Topics include arithmetic fundamentals, percent and proportion applications, the metric system, conversions, practical geometry, measurement applications, signed numbers and formula evaluation. Micrometer, equation solving and standard rule measurement units are included as needed. Scientific calculator use is introduced as needed.

  • Workplace Reality
    31-890-307
    2Credit
    72
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 31890307
    • Credits: 2.00

    Focuses on developing skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork and meeting practical workplace requirements. Topics include quality control, team building, statistical process control, report writing, interview and report writing skills, diversity, problem solving, conflict resolution and OSHA requirements.

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