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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 minoritiesare 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 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 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 credits31-410-2081 credit31-410-3631 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, 2023
- Application open
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2023
- Application opens on February 1, 2023
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 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
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.
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
2019 2020 2021 Number of Program Graduates 23 17 13 Number of Surveys Sent 23 17 13 Number of Surveys Returned 12 9 7 Percent of Surveys Returned 52.20% 52.90% 53.80% Available for Employment 10 8 7 Percent Available for Employment 90.90% 88.90% 100.00% Not in Labor Market 2 1 0 Percent Not in Labor Market 18.20% 11.10% 0.00% Available for Employment
2019 2020 2021 Graduates Employed 10 7 7 Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 87.50% 100.00% Employed in Related Occupation 10 7 6 Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 100.00% 85.70% Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 0 1 Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 0.00% 14.30% Employed - No Response 0 0 0 Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Seeking Employment 0 1 0 Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 12.50% 0.00% Reaction To Training at Madison College
2019 2020 2021 Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.9 3.9 3.6 Number of Satisfaction Responses 11 9 7 Very Satisfied (4) 10 8 4 Percent Very Satisfied 90.90% 88.90% 57.10% Satisfied (3) 1 1 3 Percent Satisfied 9.10% 11.10% 42.90% 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
2019 2020 2021 Number of Primary Reason Responses 12 9 7 Preparation for Getting a Job 7 1 3 Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 58.30% 11.10% 42.90% Career Change 1 5 1 Percent Career Change 8.30% 55.60% 14.30% Improvement of Existing Skills 2 0 2 Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 16.70% 0.00% 28.60% Preparation for Further Education 1 1 0 Percent Preparation for Further Education 8.30% 11.10% 0.00% Personal Interest 0 2 1 Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 22.20% 14.30% Other 1 0 0 Percent Other 8.30% 0.00% 0.00% When Employment was Obtained
2019 2020 2021 Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 10 6 7 Before Enrollment 0 1 0 Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 16.70% 0.00% While Attending the College 1 3 2 Percent While Attending the College 10.00% 50.00% 28.60% After Training at the College 9 2 5 Percent After Training at the College 90.00% 33.30% 71.40% Location of Employment (related and unrelated)
2019 2020 2021 Number of Employment Location Responses 10 7 7 In College District 5 6 4 Percent In College District 50.00% 85.70% 57.10% In Wisconsin, Not in District 3 1 2 Percent of In Wisconsin 30.00% 14.30% 28.60% Outside of Wisconsin 2 0 1 Percent Outside Wisconsin 20.00% 0.00% 14.30% Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0 Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% Salary Trend Salary Trend 2019 2020 2021 Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 7 6 5 Average Monthly Wage $3,225 $3,408 $3,274 Average Hourly Wage $18.75 $19.81 $19.03 Average Work Hours per Week 40.4 40.7 44 Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1 1 Average Hourly Wage $11.30 $20.00 $15.50 Average Work Hours per Week 4 25 32
Graduate Employers for academic year: 2021 Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions Azco Inc Carpenter Menasha Expert Concrete Care LLC Concrete Repair Waunaukee Soo Mill Buildall Installer Sault Ste Marie ON CANADA Summit Custom Homes Director Of Operations Middleton Trinity Improvements Carpenter Cottage Grove Wolfpack Construction Carpenter Milton
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