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Construction and Remodeling
Program Number: 314106
Your Degree:
Technical Diploma
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
33 Credits | Finish training in as little as 1 year (programs vary)
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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 this Madison College campus:

    • Madison - Commercial Avenue

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    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:

    Resources

  • 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)
  • 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.

    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.

    Additional Notes

    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 the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or 608.246.6210.

  • 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.
    • Graduate Summary

      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

      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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      ** - 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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