Carpentry Techniques

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 304102

Credits: 16

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
100% In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $2,222.40
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

In the Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma, you learn basic skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction. The Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma builds upon the basic skills learned in the Construction Essentials Embedded Technical Diploma.

As a Carpentry Techniques student, you will gain the advanced skills required to enter the construction workforce, including developing an understanding of construction processes, such as:

  • Floor
  • Wall
  • Ceiling
  • Roof framing
  • Installation methods for roof shingles, windows and door, soffits and fascia, exterior trim and siding.

Program Details

Students in the Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma can attend full or part-time.

Carpentry Techniques Embedded Technical Diploma classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Commercial Avenue

Explore financial aid eligibility for Carpentry Techniques. 


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


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 program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.



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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates232123
    Number of Surveys Sent232123
    Number of Surveys Returned8135
    Percent of Surveys Returned34.80%61.90%21.70%
    Available for Employment5101
    Percent Available for Employment62.50%76.90%20.00%
    Not in Labor Market334
    Percent Not in Labor Market37.50%23.10%80.00%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed5101
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation461
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation80.00%60.00%100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation140
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation20.00%40.00%0.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.63.74
    Number of Satisfaction Responses5121
    Very Satisfied (4)381
    Percent Very Satisfied60.00%66.70%100.00%
    Satisfied (3)240
    Percent Satisfied40.00%33.30%0.00%
    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 Responses8135
    Preparation for Getting a Job251
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job25.00%38.50%20.00%
    Career Change210
    Percent Career Change25.00%7.70%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills040
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%30.80%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education314
    Percent Preparation for Further Education37.50%7.70%80.00%
    Personal Interest120
    Percent Personal Interest12.50%15.40%0.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses591
    Before Enrollment220
    Percent Before Enrollment40.00%22.20%0.00%
    While Attending the College241
    Percent While Attending the College40.00%44.40%100.00%
    After Training at the College130
    Percent After Training at the College20.00%33.30%0.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses5101
    In College District491
    Percent In College District80.00%90.00%100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District110
    Percent of In Wisconsin20.00%10.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin000
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count341
    Average Monthly Wage$3,171 $3,662 $2,924
    Average Hourly Wage$18.44 $21.29 $17.00
    Average Work Hours per Week4039.545
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count12
    Average Hourly Wage$30.00 $19.00
    Average Work Hours per Week2027
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Becker Home Improvement Carpenter Cottage Grove

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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