Printed on 1/23/2021
Wood Manufacturing Technology
Technical Diploma (TD)
Financial Aid Eligible
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*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.
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An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.
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- Safely, efficiently, and appropriately use a wide variety of hand and power tools; as well as accurately set-up and operate manually controlled and computer controlled woodworking machines.
- Demonstrate knowledge of wood and non-wood materials by selecting and using them in ways that are appropriate to the application.
- Accurately communicate technical information and instructions, whether verbal, written, or graphical, in individual and group working environments.
- Work effectively to complete assignments individually or as a team member.
- Apply learned technical skills to anticipate any process errors and take corrective actions.
- Demonstrate the ability to efficiently use resources to meet progress schedules and deadlines.
- Cultivate a social confidence in a realistic problem solving atmosphere.
You will be required to purchase necessary materials and a set of basic hand tools.
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