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85% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.
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99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.
Annual Salary
Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $39,288.

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Construction and Remodeling
Program Number: 314106
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
32 Credits | Finish diploma in 1 year
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$4,590.40 Tuition
$1,426.84 Materials/Supplemental Costs
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  • Program Overview

    Construction and Remodeling program students at Madison College come from all walks of life, but they all share an interest in learning the most current construction techniques for completing projects small to large, rough to refined. After completing the Construction and Remodeling program, graduates go on to employment in all areas of the construction industry,from commercial to residential, new construction to remodeling.

    As a Construction and Remodeling student, you will

    • Learn hands-on how to complete a project from prints and specifications.
    • Understand site preparation, layout and foundations.
    • Practice framing floors, walls, ceilings and roofs and related carpentry tasks.
    • Install shingles, windows, doors, stairs, exterior trim, siding, cabinets and interior trim.
    • Gain experience working in all phases of home construction including estimating materials, understanding building codes and maintaining tools and equipment.
    • Prepare for a career in residential construction, remodeling, and commercial construction.

    Program Details

    Students in the Construction and Remodeling program can attend full or part time.

    Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply since our program has a diverse staff including two female instructors.

    Night Classes are Available!
    Fundamentals of Construction- Spring semesters
    Introduction to Construction - Fall semesters

    Construction and Remodeling Program classes are offered at our Commercial Avenue campus in Madison.

    Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to learn more about our Construction and Remodeling program.

    Construction Careers

    Earning your technical diploma in the Construction and Remodeling program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:

    • Rough/Finish Carpenter
    • Remodeler
    • Product Sales Representative
    • Estimator

    With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

    • Master Carpenter
    • Supervisor
    • Head Estimator
    • Teacher
    • Inspector

    Madison College's Wood Technics Department is an active member in the following organizations:


    Madison College construction and remodeling students
    Learn carpentry while building a home
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 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
    5 credits
    2 credits
    1 credit
    5 credits
    1 credit
    1 credit
    (Note: Program evening students take 31-410-399 Fundamentals of Construction in place of 31-410-410 and 31-410-411.)
    2 credits
    Second Semester
    5 credits
    2 credits
    1 credit
    (Note: Program evening students take 31-410-399 Fundamentals of Construction in place of 31-410-410 and 31-410-411.)
    1 credit
    Course Selectives (3 credits required)
    Select 3 courses from the Course Selectives list below. (Recommended during second semester in program.)
    3 credits
    1 credit
    1 credit
    1 credit
    new graduate in hard hat receiving diploma
    • Careers in construction provide family supporting wages and benefits.

    • Feel the satisfaction that comes with seeing what you’ve built.

    • Our carpentry instructors have over 100 years of building experience. 

  • 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 2023

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023

    Spring 2024

    • Application open
    • Application completion deadline is January 15, 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
    Students must submit official transcripts for one of the following:

    • High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
    • GED/HSED transcript
    • College transcript(s) showing:
      • At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or
      • Completion of an associate degree or higher

    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 EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

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  • Transfer Opportunities

    UW System Schools

    Students who meet graduation requirements at both institutions and who are wishing to transfer to UW-Platteville after completing the Construction & Remodeling Diploma need to apply and be accepted to UW Platteville; an official Madison College transcript must be requested by the student to be sent from MATC to the UW Platteville's Admissions Office. A maximum of 72 credit hours can be transferred to UW Platteville, and students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Career Outcomes

    MATC Construction and Remodeling program graduates are prepared to:  

    • Solve construction problems using accepted principles, tools and skills.
    • Apply techniques and principles appropriate to building science.
    • Investigate basic construction business operational strategies.
    • Model professional and ethical behavior.
    • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal relationship skills.
    • Analyze the environmental impacts of building practices.
    • Apply safety practices and procedures in the work area.
    Madison College construction and remodeling students
    • Graduate Summary

      Graduate Report Summary Overview

      Number of Program Graduates231713
      Number of Surveys Sent231713
      Number of Surveys Returned1297
      Percent of Surveys Returned52.20%52.90%53.80%
      Available for Employment1087
      Percent Available for Employment90.90%88.90%100.00%
      Not in Labor Market210
      Percent Not in Labor Market18.20%11.10%0.00%
      Available for Employment

      Graduates Employed1077
      Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%87.50%100.00%
      Employed in Related Occupation1076
      Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%100.00%85.70%
      Employed in Unrelated Occupation001
      Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%0.00%14.30%
      Employed - No Response000
      Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Seeking Employment010
      Percent Seeking Employment0.00%12.50%0.00%
      Reaction To Training at Madison College

      Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
      Number of Satisfaction Responses1197
      Very Satisfied (4)1084
      Percent Very Satisfied90.90%88.90%57.10%
      Satisfied (3)113
      Percent Satisfied9.10%11.10%42.90%
      Unsatisfied (2)000
      Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Very Unsatisfed (1)000
      Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

      Number of Primary Reason Responses1297
      Preparation for Getting a Job713
      Percent Preparation for Getting a Job58.30%11.10%42.90%
      Career Change151
      Percent Career Change8.30%55.60%14.30%
      Improvement of Existing Skills202
      Percent Improvement of Existing Skills16.70%0.00%28.60%
      Preparation for Further Education110
      Percent Preparation for Further Education8.30%11.10%0.00%
      Personal Interest021
      Percent Personal Interest0.00%22.20%14.30%
      Percent Other8.30%0.00%0.00%
      When Employment was Obtained

      Number of When Employment Obtained Responses1067
      Before Enrollment010
      Percent Before Enrollment0.00%16.70%0.00%
      While Attending the College132
      Percent While Attending the College10.00%50.00%28.60%
      After Training at the College925
      Percent After Training at the College90.00%33.30%71.40%
      Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

      Number of Employment Location Responses1077
      In College District564
      Percent In College District50.00%85.70%57.10%
      In Wisconsin, Not in District312
      Percent of In Wisconsin30.00%14.30%28.60%
      Outside of Wisconsin201
      Percent Outside Wisconsin20.00%0.00%14.30%
      Employer Location Unknown000
      Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
      Salary Trend
      Salary Trend201920202021
      Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count765
      Average Monthly Wage$3,225$3,408$3,274
      Average Hourly Wage$18.75$19.81$19.03
      Average Work Hours per Week40.440.744
      Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count111
      Average Hourly Wage$11.30$20.00$15.50
      Average Work Hours per Week42532
    • Graduate Employers

      Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021
      Employer(s)Job TitleCity*State**Positions
      Azco IncCarpenterMenasha
      Expert Concrete Care LLCConcrete RepairWaunaukee
      Soo Mill BuildallInstallerSault Ste MarieON CANADA
      Summit Custom HomesDirector Of OperationsMiddleton
      Trinity ImprovementsCarpenterCottage Grove
      Wolfpack ConstructionCarpenterMilton

      * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

      ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

      *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at jobpostings@madisoncollege.edu

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