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Woodturning - Certificate

Students in the woodturning courses, offered at the NWTC Artisan & Business Center on Cedar Street in Green Bay, will have the opportunity to learn new skills or expand their knowledge in the area of safe lathe operation, wood stock selection, spindle turning, bowl turning, design, form and balance, banding of pieces of wood together, and bowl finishing. In addition, students will be exposed to principles of business skill development as they apply to the creative economy and setting up a business as a craftsperson.

Program Code: 908151
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Area of Study: Digital Arts

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  • Day
  • Full-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Individuals interested in this certificate must email the NWTC Artisan and Business Center at

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 12
  • Curriculum Note: All prerequisite/corequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Certificate Outcomes

  • Select appropriate wood stock and prepare it for turning on a lathe.
  • Explore wood lathe accessory equipment as it relates to product development.
  • Demonstrate safety behaviors and best practices in woodturning.
  • Produce wooden spindles and bowls.
  • Evaluate finished products for design, form, balance, and the marketplace.
  • Develop strategies for rough log and wood blank selection.
  • Appropriately sand and finish turned items.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.