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Last approved: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:00:27 GMT

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SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
206
032594
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Wood Manufacturing Site Visits
Wood Manufacturing Site Visits
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Remote Location/Site Based
Eight wood manufacturing locations
Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1
3
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture7
Practicum15
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Phil Mitchell
Wood Products Extension Specialist and Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture1010No
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
PRA 10 10No
P: SMT 240

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and Technology, Wood Products concentrationRequired
Examples of the practical implementation of the value added processes within the wood products industry. Visits to wood products industries will be representative of the primary breakdown and secondary value added product operations that will expand and reinforce classroom instruction. Five days are spent visiting industries to provide an appreciation for the range of products and processes. The student is responsible for room and board; transportation and personal protective equipment are provided.

This course will introduce students to actual industrial manufacturing operations they are expected to encounter when they work in the forest products industry.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course will not require any new resources. Since 2004 Dr. Phil Mitchell has co-taught CNC manufacturing three times (WPS 491), SMT 232 twice, and most recently SMT 483 four times. The SMT faculty has identified a need for a wood products track within the SMT curriculum that provides more in-depth industrial wood processing education.

To expose the student to actual operations through field trips to manufacturing plants.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the student will be able to:


Describe detailed manufacturing steps observed at sawmill, plywood, composite, flooring and furniture plant operations.


Identify the association between the starting characteristics of the raw material and the requirements of the finished product.


Develop the ability to recognize opportunities for improvement at wood products manufacturing operations.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance56%7% for each of 8 mill visits. Students are expected to participate with all 8 mill operations visits, and then select four of those to write four separate Mill Visit Reports using the outline provided by the instructor. See attendance policy for further information.
Lab Report44%11% for each of 4 reports. Due dates for Mill Visit Reports are as shown on course schedule. Reports should be typed and follow the outline/format provided by the instructor.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

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