Wood Tech

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

314102

Credits: 

36.00
Financial Aid Available

Our Wood Tech program helps you build on your knowledge and develop your skills to prepare for employment in the fields of construction and cabinet making.

You’ll study fundamentals of building design, site development, building layout operations, concrete applications, cabinet design and construction, and materials used in the construction and cabinet making industries. You’ll be instructed in safe and proper use of hand tools, portable power tools, and stationary power equipment. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to apply framing, interior finishing, and exterior finishing techniques at actual jobsites, and work on commercial framing and finishing projects in the cabinet shop and framing lab. Related mathematics, blueprint reading, estimating, building science principles, and OSHA 10 are part of the training.

Graduates are ready for a variety of careers, including cabinetmaking, residential and commercial carpentry, general construction, working at building supply stores or lumberyards, and other positions in the construction industry.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Wood Tech

This program will cost about $5,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Wood Tech 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates16
Graduates Responding10
Employed in Related Occupation7
Employed in Non-related Occupations3
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding06
Average Hours Per Week41
Median Hourly Wage$14.50
Hourly Wage Range$13.00 - $21.26
Median Annual Salary$30,160.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Cabinet Maker; Unknown
  • Carpenter; RJ Jurowski Construction Inc., Whitehall, WI
  • Carpenter; Wieser Brothers Gen Contractor Inc., La Crescent, MN (3)
  • Carpenter; Yoder Carpentry, Hayward, WI
  • Concrete Finisher; Wieser Brothers Gen Contactor Inc., La Crescent, MN

Career Opportunities

Carpenter
Cabinet Maker
Construction Crew/Foreman
Woodworker
Furniture Maker

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Recommend a plan of procedure to eliminate wasted time and materials
  • Calculate the cost of a project.
  • Use hand and power tools and equipment
  • Apply industry recognized safety practices and procedures
  • Analyze sustainable building practices
  • Interpret construction drawings
  • Interpret building codes
  • Demonstrate industry building practices and material application
  • Demonstrate industry cabinetmaking practices and material application.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56
ACCUPLACER: 60

Reading: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 75
ACCUPLACER: 59

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 18
COMPASS: 38
ACCUPLACER: 67

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