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Career Area: Manufacturing
Local Certificate
Program Number: 99-465-4
Time to Completion Varies
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Hardwood Manufacturers Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Dry Kiln Operator
  • Head Sawyer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Hardwood Log Grader/Scaler
  • Hardwood Lumber Inspector

Wisconsin Technical College Hardwood Manufacturers Programs

The Hardwood Manufacturers Certificate prepares learners for fast growing, in-demand positions within the hardwood manufacturing industry.

This certificate will help launch you into a life long rewarding career. Endorsed by the Hardwood Manufacturers Association, classes are taught in person and utilize Northcentral Technical College's 27,000 square foot state-of-the-art Wood Technology Center of Excellence.


  • Scale, grade, and value hardwood logs
  • Inspect hardwood lumber applying NHLA grading rules
  • Breakdown logs, edge and trim lumber, to maximize profits
  • Investigate slicer and rotary veneer manufacturing
  • Examine the physical and mechanical properties of wood
  • Operate a conventional dry kiln
  • Identify hardwood species