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Wood Products - WOOD


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe each type of residual that is generated through industrial wood processing.
  • Identify where in the process each type of residual is generated, specialized equipment that process residuals, and the technical process considerations required to render residuals usable and/or marketable including chip quality.
  • Understand the common units of measurement and the typical measurement process for the main types of residuals.
  • Evaluate the most cost-effective uses for each type of residual in consideration of the hierarchy of value, local outlets, and transportation/storage infrastructure.
  • Identify the impact of residuals on mill revenue and describe how/why residuals can either improve the bottom line or be detrimental.
  • Identify appropriate tools and business processes to support effective daily operation of a sawmill.
  • Explain business systems and operational approaches that support sustainability and an attitude of stewardship of natural resources.

Effective as of Fall 2020

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