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Overview

The Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP) is designed to prepare program graduates with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills to advance to supervisory positions within their current organizations in the North American lumber sector. The program is a valuable component of an on-boarding strategy for new employees without a background in industrial wood processing, as well as for any employee who has not received formal education in the field.

The program is designed to be completed by a cohort of up to 24 students over a 12-month period. The cohorts can be recruited from a single company, or can be a mixed cohort made up of students from a number of lumber companies.

At this point in time the courses are not available on a one-off basis. They are delivered sequentially, as part of the Associate Certificate. One-off offerings of the courses can be organized through a single company offering by contacting SOCE Industry Services at 604-456-1012. The participants are new or existing employees in the North American lumber sector and are sponsored by their employer.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

Applicants to this program must be employed in the North American lumber sector.

Recommended for success

  • English 10

  • Math 10

  • Work Experience: This program is specifically designed for individuals currently employed in the wood processing industry and enrolling with the support of their employers

Note: Students who are unsure of their basic skills such as math a computer skills will be encouraged to enroll in a refresher course.

Apply to program

Applications for this program are processed by the SOCE Industry Services department.

Applicants must have their information submitted to the department by their employer sponsor. Once submitted, students will be contacted and provided with a registration package to complete and return.

To submit an employee for a registration package, or for more information, please contact Matt Magee.

Scheduled intakes

January and June, 2019

Contact Matt Magee for intake details.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  WOOD 1600 Lumber Fundamentals 3.0
  WOOD 1650 Sawmill Technology 3.0
  WOOD 1700 Wood Processing Tools 3.0
  WOOD 2600 Quality Control 3.0
  WOOD 2750 Kiln Drying 3.0
 
Total Credits: 15.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

The Industrial Wood Processing Associate Certificate is a one-year program. Students proceed through this program as a cohort, and are automatically registered in their classes. Each cohort will complete one course at a time, and will be provided with their course schedule at the time of registration.

Program location

Students must attend a program orientation at the Burnaby Campus at the beginning of the program. The rest of the program is completed through distance and online learning.

Contact Us

Laurie Therrien
Manager of Corporate Training and Industry Services
604-456-1012
laurie_therrien@bcit.ca

Matt Magee
Program Assistant
604-454-2266
matt_magee@bcit.ca

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