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Printed on 1/26/2020

Woodworking Technician 1

20-409-1 Certificate (C) 6 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Oshkosh

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

Learn the foundational woodworking skills you need to become a professional woodworker or serious woodworking enthusiast. Gain confidence as you develop layout and measurement skills and use basic machinery for sawing and milling wood to exact specifications. You’ll also explore wood species identification and materials used in the woodworking industry such as adhesives, abrasives and metal fasteners.

COURSE LIST

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.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Material Properties and Applications
31-409-302
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
Layout and Sawing Operations
31-409-317
2Credit
72
36
N/A
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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

Expected Competencies


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