WOOD PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY

BOAT 110 – INTRODUCTION TO BOAT BUILDING STRIP PLANK CANOE

A brief review of this history, uses, design and construction of wooden boats, with particular emphasis on canoes and kayaks. Course will include basic techniques for lofting, design and construction of a wooden mold for strip-plank boat building. Student will build a cedar strip canoe in the laboratory.

Co - Prerequisites: WOOD 101 or with permission of instructor. 3 credits, (1 lecture hour, 3 hours laboratory) spring semester

WOOD 101 - WOOD PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

An introduction to the furniture/lumber industry and its products, including commercial woods, furniture and cabinets, layout, hardware and assembly, as well as safety and nomenclature of machines are topics in this course. Laboratory includes introduction to common woodworking equipment and construction of small furniture project. There is a laboratory fee.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

WOOD 160 - WOOD TECHNOLOGY

Anatomical features and physical properties and uses of wood are covered in this course as well as macro identification of commercially important species.

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

WOOD 170 - LUMBER MANUFACTURE AND GRADING

This course covers basic sawmilling practices, the breakdown of logs into lumber, basic equipment and applications, air-drying of lumber and lumber grading rules.

Prerequisite: MAGN 101 or permission of instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester

WOOD 180 - FURNITURE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Survey of the various styles of furniture, their design and construction. Students will design and construct a piece of furniture.

Prerequisite: WOOD 101, DRFT 151, CAD 181 or permission of instructor

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

WOOD 190 - SUMMER WORK STUDY

This consists of work experience of at least 10 weeks in the wood industry between the first and second year a report is required. Prior instructor’s approval and pre-registration is necessary.

3 credits, fall or spring semester

WOOD 201 - WOOD DESIGN PROBLEM

Special problem in wood design and fabrication as approved by instructor are among the topics covered in this course.

Prerequisite: WOOD 101

1 credit, spring semester

WOOD 211 - WOOD INDUSTRY FIELD TRIP

Supervised field trip for observation and study of organizations, facilities and processes in the various industries within the wood industry. A SWOT analysis report is required

1 credit, spring semester, senior year

WOOD 221 - WOOD GLUES, LAMINATES AND FINISHES

Basic concepts of surface preparation and application techniques used in gluing and finishing wood are covered in this course. Wood-adhesive and woodcutting relationships to assist diagnosing problems are also covered.

Prerequisite: WOOD 160

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), fall semester

WOOD 231 - SEASONING AND PRESERVATION

Students will learn principles of wood seasoning, dry kiln operation, wood-water relationship and species variation which affect the production of defect-free dried lumber and basic wood preservation practices.

Prerequisite: WOOD 160

3 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), fall semester

WOOD 241 - SECONDARY WOOD PROCESSING

Students will explore the theory, principles and methods of machining wood, fastenings and assemblies. In a production environment. There is a laboratory fee.

Prerequisites: WOOD 160, WOOD 170, WOOD 180

4 credits (2 lecture hours, 6 laboratory hours), fall semester

WOOD 260 - PRODUCTION MAINTENANCE SUPERVISION

General background in OSHA regulations pertaining to the wood & construction industry for production, installation & maintenance personnel. Basic CNC programming and job setup using “G Code” & “Master Cam” software. Course includes molder setup and operations including knife design & grinding and machine alignment.

2 credits (2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours), spring semester

WOOD 270 - WOOD PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

This course is a complete engineering economic feasibility study course relative to the organization, location, establishment of a wood products manufacturing plant.

Prerequisite: senior standing, WOOD 241

3 credits (1 lecture hour, 4 seminar hours), spring semester

WOOD 271 – CABINET DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

Introduction to the principles of cabinet design and construction including emphasis on practical production problems relative to planning, layout and design, terminology, estimating, production sequence, types of construction, finishing, man-made boards, and installation.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: WOOD 101, DRFT 151, CAD 181 or permission of instructor.

3 credits (1 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours), spring semester.