You’ve learned the basics of construction. Take your skills to the next level with this advanced program.
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Carpentry Techniques
Program Number: 304102
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
15 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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  • Program Overview

    In the Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma, you learn basic skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction. The Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma builds upon the basic skills learned in the Construction Essentials Embedded Technical Diploma.

    As a Carpentry Techniques student, you will gain the advanced skills required to enter the construction workforce, including developing an understanding of construction processes, such as:

    • Floor
    • Wall
    • Ceiling
    • Roof framing
    • Installation methods for roof shingles, windows and door, soffits and fascia, exterior trim and siding.

    Program Details

    Students in the Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma can attend full or part-time.

    Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Commercial Avenue


  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

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  • Admission

    To Apply

    Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

    Application Dates

    Fall 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admission Application

    The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.

    2. Education Completion

    Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:

    • High school  transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
        • The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
        • Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum

    All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.

    Additional Notes

    • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.

    After Acceptance

    Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 


    Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

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    Apply to Madison College and take the first step towards your Carpentry Techniques career.

    It's Free to Apply

  • Career Outcomes

    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates121715
      Number of Surveys Sent121715
      Number of Surveys Returned7117
      Percent of Surveys Returned
      Available for Employment625
      Percent Available for Employment85.7%18.2%71.4%
      Not in Labor Market
      Percent Not in Labor Market14.3%72.7%28.6%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed624
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%80.0%
      Employed in Related Occupation622
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.0%100.0%50.0%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation002
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.0%0.0%50.0%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Seeking Employment001
      Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%20.0%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.843.6
      Number of Satisfaction Responses655
      Very Satisfied (4)553
      Percent Very Satisfied83.3%100.0%60.0%
      Satisfied (3)102
      Percent Satisfied16.7%0.0%40.0%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses7117
      Preparation for Getting a Job
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job
      Career Change
      Percent Career Change
      Improvement of Existing Skills
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills
      Preparation for Further Education
      Percent Preparation for Further Education
      Personal Interest
      Percent Personal Interest
      Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses624
      Before Enrollment100
      Percent Before Enrollment16.7%0.0%0.0%
      While Attending the College100
      Percent While Attending the College16.7%0.0%0.0%
      After Training at the College424
      Percent After Training at the College66.7%100.0%100.0%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses634
      In College District222
      Percent In College District33.3%66.7%50.0%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District301
      Percent of In Wisconsin50.0%0.0%25.0%
      Outside of Wisconsin100
      Percent Outside Wisconsin16.7%0.0%0.0%
      Employer Location Unknown011
      Percent Location Unknown0.0%33.3%25.0%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend202120222023
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count412
      Average Monthly Wage$3,447$2,233$3,827
      Average Hourly Wage$20.04$12.98$22.25
      Average Work Hours per Week44.037.542.5
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count1
      Average Hourly Wage$15.50
      Average Work Hours per Week32.0
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2023
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Morton BuildingsCarpenterKaukauna
      Windsor Building SystemsWarehouse Manager

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      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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Madison, Wisconsin 53704


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