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Career Area: Manufacturing
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-465-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Wood Science Manufacturing Lab

Wood Science Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Production Supervisor
Quality Control Specialist
CAD Engineer
Lumber & Log Sales Associate/Broker
Furniture Designer
CNC Router Technician
Lumber Inspector
Dry Kiln Operator

Median Annual Salary


Wood Science Programs

Wood Science is a broad-based program training learners to become professionals within the Forest Products Industry. Learners will engage in a unique hands-on experience using the latest design software and cutting-edge manufacturing equipment. All of this is housed in NTC’s state-of-the-art 27,000 square foot Wood Technology Center of Excellence. Learners can tailor their education to their specific interests by choosing one of two tracks: Furniture Design and Craftsmanship or Business and Engineering Technology. Curricula include material science, product design and engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing and business. Graduates of this program are in high demand both locally and nationally, with over one million forest industry jobs in the United States and 64,000 in Wisconsin. Potential occupations include: Production Supervisor, Quality Control Specialist, CAD Engineer, Lumber & Log Sales Associate/Broker, Furniture Designer, CNC Router Technician, Lumber Inspector, Dry Kiln Operator, Production or Sales Manager Trainee, Architectural Woodworker, EWP Technical Support Specialist, Wood Product Field Auditor, Moulder Technician and Procurement Specialist.
Wood Science Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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