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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.
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.
Construction and Remodeling Program classes are offered at our Commercial Avenue campus in Madison.
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Earning your technical diploma in the Construction and Remodeling program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Rough/Finish Carpenter
- Product Sales Representative
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:
- Master Carpenter
- Head Estimator
Madison College's Wood Technics Department is an active member in the following organizations:
- National Association of Remodeling Industry
- Madison Area Builders Association
- National Association of Home Builders
ResourcesLearn 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 Semester31-410-3381 credit31-410-3015 credits31-410-3022 credits31-410-3091 credit31-410-3285 credits31-410-3371 credit31-410-3791 credit(Note: Program evening students take 31-410-399 Fundamentals of Construction in place of 31-410-410 and 31-410-411.)Second Semester(Note: Program evening students take 31-410-399 Fundamentals of Construction in place of 31-410-410 and 31-410-411.)Course Selectives (3 credits required)Select 3 courses from the Course Selectives list below. (Recommended during second semester in program.)3 credits31-410-3631 credit31-410-3851 credit31-410-3111 credit31-410-3101 credit31-410-3241 credit
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.
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 open
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
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.
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.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
UW System SchoolsStudents 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.
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.
Graduate Report Summary Overview
2020 2021 2022 Number of Program Graduates 17 13 13 Number of Surveys Sent 17 13 9 Number of Surveys Returned 9 7 6 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 8 7 5 Percent Available for Employment 88.90% 100.00% 100.00% Not in Labor Market Percent Not in Labor Market 11.10% 0.00% 20.00% Available for Employment
2020 2021 2022 Graduates Employed 7 7 5 Percent of Graduates Employed 87.50% 100.00% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 7 6 4 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 85.70% 80.00% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 14.30% 20.00% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 1 0 0 Percent Seeking Employment 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.6 4 Number of Satisfaction Responses 9 7 5 Very Satisfied (4) 8 4 5 Percent Very Satisfied 88.90% 57.10% 100.00% Satisfied (3) 1 3 0 Percent Satisfied 11.10% 42.90% 0.00% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2020 2021 2022 Number of Primary Reason Responses 9 7 6 Preparation for Getting a Job 1 3 1 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 11.10% 42.90% 16.70% Career Change 5 1 1 Percent Career Change 55.60% 14.30% 16.70% Improvement of Existing Skills 0 2 1 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 28.60% 16.70% Preparation for Further Education 1 0 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 11.10% 0.00% 16.70% Personal Interest 2 1 2 Percent Personal Interest 22.20% 14.30% 33.30% Other 0 0 0 Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2020 2021 2022 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 7 5 Before Enrollment 1 0 1 Percent Before Enrollment 16.70% 0.00% 20.00% While Attending the College 3 2 0 Percent While Attending the College 50.00% 28.60% 0.00% After Training at the College 2 5 4 Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 71.40% 80.00% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2020 2021 2022 Number of Employment Location Responses 6 5 5 In College District 6 4 5 Percent In College District 100.00% 80.00% 100.00% In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 0 Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 20.00% 0.00% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2020 2021 2022 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 6 5 3 Average Monthly Wage $3,408 $3,274 $4,415 Average Hourly Wage $19.81 $19.03 $25.67 Average Work Hours per Week 40.7 44 40 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 Average Hourly Wage $20.00 $15.50 Average Work Hours per Week 25 32
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