Program Overview

The Wood Technology Program introduces you to the cabinet making and construction industries. You will learn the safe operation of standard woodworking equipment and will be introduced to Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and Computer Numerical Controlled machines. You will also learn blueprint reading and job estimating as well as production planning and product design.

Job Opportunities

Students who complete the Wood Technology option are employed in:

  • Entry level cabinet making
  • Entry level construction

Degree Explanation

You can earn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Hour Construction Industry Certification as well as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum Certification

Many of our students continue their education at NPC through a skills and trade program.

Program Content:

Wood Tech I

Students in year one complete OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety training as well as the NCCER Core Curriculum. Safely operating and using tools and equipment is emphasized along with blueprint reading, measurement, general finishing, and using mechanical fasteners.

Wood Tech II

The focus this year is on using the skills learned in Wood Tech I through designing furniture and cabinets, CNC programming, construction of designs, and developing advanced woodworking techniques.

Enrollment Criteria

All programs in the technical center have three class periods available for enrollment. In the event there are more applicants for a section than seats available, students will be asked to choose an alternate period. If the section(s) are still over enrollment capacity, the following additional criteria will be used to determine acceptance into the program:

  1. Minimum sixth grade reading level
  2. Minimum sixth grade math level
  3. Minimum 2.0 GPA
  4. Ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds
  5. Student interview

Final determination will be at the discretion of the instructor and the center director.