Forestry Equipment Maintenance

Forestry Equipment Maintenance

Technical Certificate

This certificate will prepare you to work in the forest industry by building basic skills to repair and maintain forestry equipment. You will gain basic knowledge of hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical components used with forestry equipment. You’ll also learn the theory of fluid power, DC electricity, and CAN BUS control systems plus be introduced to diagnostics and repair of equipment components. You’ll also become familiar with a workshop environment and have an opportunity to visit local forestry dealers and logging contractors. Upon completion of the certificate, you’ll have the skills needed for entry-level positions in forestry working in dealer workshops and maintaining logging contractor equipment.

    Program Outline

    Term 1
    Course # Course Title Credits
    3046230100 Workshop Fundamentals

    Students will explore and perform forestry equipment maintenance.

    3046230200 Forestry Equipment Welding and Cutting

    Students will explore and perform basic welding and cutting techniques on forestry equipment.

    3046230300 Forestry Equipment Electronics

    Students will summarize electrical principles and perform electrical maintenance on forestry equipment including CAN Bus technology.

    3046230400 Forestry Equipment Hydraulics

    Students will explore and perform hydraulic maintenance on forestry equipment.


    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn


    On Campus

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    On Location Training

    Program Tuition*


    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Personal Expenses

    Median Annual Salary

    $46,763 $52,850 $53,792
    Local State National

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