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 - $2,256.00
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 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.


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 Graduates212330
    Number of Surveys Sent212330
    Number of Surveys Returned1358
    Percent of Surveys Returned61.9%21.7%26.7%
    Available for Employment1014
    Percent Available for Employment83.3%100.0%50.0%
    Not in Labor Market343
    Percent Not in Labor Market25.0%400.0%37.5%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed1012
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%50.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation611
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation60.0%100.0%50.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation401
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation40.0%0.0%50.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment002
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%50.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.743.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses1218
    Very Satisfied (4)815
    Percent Very Satisfied66.7%100.0%62.5%
    Satisfied (3)403
    Percent Satisfied33.3%0.0%37.5%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses1357
    Preparation for Getting a Job515
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job38.5%20.0%71.4%
    Career Change100
    Percent Career Change7.7%0.0%0.0%
    Improvement of Existing Skills402
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills30.8%0.0%28.6%
    Preparation for Further Education140
    Percent Preparation for Further Education7.7%80.0%0.0%
    Personal Interest200
    Percent Personal Interest15.4%0.0%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses912
    Before Enrollment200
    Percent Before Enrollment22.2%0.0%0.0%
    While Attending the College410
    Percent While Attending the College44.4%100.0%0.0%
    After Training at the College302
    Percent After Training at the College33.3%0.0%100.0%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses1013
    In College District911
    Percent In College District90.0%100.0%33.3%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District100
    Percent of In Wisconsin10.0%0.0%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin001
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%0.0%33.3%
    Employer Location Unknown001
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%33.3%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count411
    Average Monthly Wage$3,662$2,924$2,924
    Average Hourly Wage$21.29$17.00$17.00
    Average Work Hours per Week39.545.050.0
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count2
    Average Hourly Wage$19.00
    Average Work Hours per Week27.0
  • 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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