This program is designed to provide students with industrial wood finishing skills that are required by numerous local industrial furniture manufacturers. This certificate will enable students to be productive employees quickly, with job ready, hands-on experience to enable them to find gainful employment with small to mid-sized employers, which helps support the viability of these very cost competitive manufacturers. Theory covers preparation, spraying, solvents, colour control, repairs and equipment maintenance. In addition, materials and numeracy as applied to woodworking are addressed.
ETR1110 Employment and Job Search Skills
Description: The student will examine the skills that employers need in today’s workplace: teamwork, problem solving, decision making, ability to organize and goal setting. In addition, the student will learn strategies for accessing the job market as well as resume creation, interview and negotiation skills.
MATH1860 Industrial Wood Numerical Woodworking Applications Theory
Description: This course will provide the student with the ability to apply numeracy to wood machining fundamentals and principles.
MATR1060 Industrial Wood Materials Theory
Description: The students will study the structure and characteristics of wood, wood identification and the different methods used to cut and match veneers. The students will select the following materials according to usage: lumber, veneers, particleboards, fibreboards, plywoods, plastic laminates, abrasives, adhesives and preservatives. The student will also study standard sizes and grades, as well as distinctive characteristics and comparative costs.
OHS1100 Industrial Wood WHMIS Theory
Description: WHMIS is a nationwide system of providing information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System provides data on many aspects of handling hazardous materials. This course will provide the basic knowledge and information required for general workers under the WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety Acts. Topics will include hazardous materials, hazard symbols, entry and effect on your body of hazardous materials, supplier and work place labels and material safety data sheets.
WOOD1100 Industrial Wood Finishing I Theory
Description: In this course, the students will examine the theory of finishing related to woodworking. Theory topics will include surface preparation, air spray finishing, and the selection and safe use of solvents. The students will study finishing process theory and examine each component of the process as applied to typical casegoods and kitchen cabinet finishing systems.
WOOD1110 Industrial Wood Finishing I Practical
Description: This hands-on course provides the students with the opportunity to finish wood products. Students will set-up, operate, and maintain conventional air spray equipment. Standard industrial finishing materials will be used to prepare finishing test panels. The following techniques will be used: grain accentuation, distressing, high-lighting, and rubbing. The repair of whitewood projects will be included. Viscosity testing procedures and equipment/finishing system troubleshooting procedures will be examined. Cause and prevention of finish defects will also be demonstrated.
WOOD1120 Industrial Wood Finishing II Theory
Description: In this course, the student will examine the principles of colour control, the theory of colour and light, the theory of air-assisted airless spray equipment, and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, finish repair, types of spray booths and their operation and types of industrial compressors and their operation and waterbased finish systems.
WOOD1130 Industrial Wood Finishing II Practical
Description: The course will enable the student to perform whitewood and finish repairs on various wood types, employ proper colour matching techniques to match various wood stains to industrial standards, demonstrate proper set-up and use of air-assisted and H.V.L.P. spray equipment, apply a complex commercial finishes, and perform basic finish repair procedures on wood substrates.
WOOD1140 Industrial Wood Finishing III Practical
Description: Disassemble and assemble various spray equipment such as Conventional Air Spray, H.V.L.P., Air Assisted, and H.V.L.P. ? Air Assist, and L.V.L.P. equipment. Set up and spray the above equipment using the correct tip, air cap and needle combinations to obtain proper film build and appearance consistent with production spraying requirements. Measure wet and dry film builds using the appropriate equipment.