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Construction Essentials
Program Number: 304103
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
6 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 semester
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$1,219.42

$860.70 Tuition
$358.72 Materials/Supplemental Costs
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  • Program Overview

    In the Construction Essentials Embedded Technical Diploma, you learn basic skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction. You develop an understanding of construction processes, including identification and safe use of hand and portable power tools. You earn an industry recognized safety working environment certification (OSHA). 

    According to a recent graduate survey, the average entry-level annual pay range for construction/remodeling is $22,000 to $35,000 plus benefits. Earning potential in this field can reach $50,000 or more in three to five years.

    Program Details

    Students in the Construction Essential Embedded Technical Diploma can attend full or part time.

    Construction Essentials Embedded Technical Diploma classes are offered at our Commercial Avenue campus in Madison.

    Resources

    Finish in just one semester!
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 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.

    First Semester
    31-410-337
    1 credit
    31-410-399
    3 credits
    31-801-356
    1 credit
    31-410-379
    1 credit
  • 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

    Spring 2023 

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application opens on February 1, 2023
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024

    Admission Requirements

    All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.

    1. Admissions Application

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

    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.

    2. Education Completion
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing completion of an associate degree or higher
      • Note: Effective with the 2023-2024 year, this may be fulfilled with at least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    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.

    Questions?

    Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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

    It's Free to Apply

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Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704

tandt@madisoncollege.edu
608.246.6800

Se habla Español.

Hours

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Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  phone or email only