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 this Madison College campus:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
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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
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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(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.)
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.
Fall 2021 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2020
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021
Spring 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2021
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2022
Summer 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is June 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
Spring 2023 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2022
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023
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
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Learn more about residency determination and program availability.
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.
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
2018 2019 2020 Number of Program Graduates 15 23 17 Number of Surveys Sent 15 23 17 Number of Surveys Returned 7 12 9 Percent of Surveys Returned Available for Employment 6 10 8 Percent Available for Employment 100.0% 90.9% 88.9% Not in Labor Market 1 2 1 Percent Not in Labor Market 16.7% 18.2% 11.1% Available for Employment
2018 2019 2020 Graduates Employed 6 10 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.0% 100.0% 87.5% Employed in Related Occupation 5 10 7 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 83.3% 100.0% 100.0% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 0 0 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 16.7% 0.0% 0.0% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Seeking Employment 0 0 1 Percent Seeking Employment 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.7 3.9 3.9 Number of Satisfaction Responses 6 11 9 Very Satisfied (4) 4 10 8 Percent Very Satisfied 66.7% 90.9% 88.9% Satisfied (3) 2 1 1 Percent Satisfied 33.3% 9.1% 11.1% Unsatisfied (2) 0 0 0 Percent Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Very Unsatisfed (1) 0 0 0 Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Primary Reason for Attending Madison College
2018 2019 2020 Number of Primary Reason Responses 7 12 9 Preparation for Getting a Job 4 7 1 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 57.1% 58.3% 11.1% Career Change 0 1 5 Percent Career Change 0.0% 8.3% 55.6% Improvement of Existing Skills 1 2 0 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 14.3% 16.7% 0.0% Preparation for Further Education 1 1 1 Percent Preparation for Further Education 14.3% 8.3% 11.1% Personal Interest 1 0 2 Percent Personal Interest 14.3% 0.0% 22.2% Other 0 1 0 Percent Other 0.0% 8.3% 0.0% When Employment was Obtained
2018 2019 2020 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 10 6 Before Enrollment 0 0 1 Percent Before Enrollment 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% While Attending the College 2 1 3 Percent While Attending the College 33.3% 10.0% 50.0% After Training at the College 4 9 2 Percent After Training at the College 66.7% 90.0% 33.3% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2018 2019 2020 Number of Employment Location Responses 6 10 7 In College District 5 5 6 Percent In College District 83.3% 50.0% 85.7% In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 3 1 Percent of In Wisconsin 16.7% 30.0% 14.3% Outside of Wisconsin 0 2 0 Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.0% 20.0% 0.0% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2018 2019 2020 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 7 6 Average Monthly Wage $3,598 $3,225 $3,408 Average Hourly Wage $20.92 $18.75 $19.81 Average Work Hours per Week 39.5 40.4 40.7 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 1 Average Hourly Wage $16.00 $11.30 $20.00 Average Work Hours per Week 24.0 4.0 25.0
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2020 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Associated Housewrights Carpenter Becker Home Improvement Carpenter Cottage Grove Heartwood Construction LLC Carpenter Larkwood builders Carpenter Columbus Mattress By Appointment Construction Worker Milton Sauk Prairie Remodeling Carpenter Prairie du Sac Sweeney Construction Corp Carpenter Verona
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