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Truax campus room A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

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2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
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Construction and Remodeling

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314106

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 or remodeling. 

Program Details

Construction & Remodeling is on a career pathway that includes this one-year technical diploma, a one-year version and an apprenticeship. All will prepare you for a good job. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Construction and Remodeling program can attend full or part time.

Construction and Remodeling Program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Commercial Avenue
  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Construction and Remodeling.

Gainful Employment Disclosure - 2019

  • This program is designed to be completed in 32 weeks.
  • This program will cost $5,577.68 if completed within normal time.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt. 
  • The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Wisconsin

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Construction and Remodeling


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Admission

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. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210. 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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.

First Semester

31-410-301

5 credits


31-410-302

2 credits


31-410-309

1 credits


31-410-328

5 credits


31-410-337

1 credits


31-410-410

2 credits


31-804-379

1 credits


Second Semester

31-410-329

5 credits


31-410-335

2 credits


31-410-345

1 credits


31-410-411

1 credits


31-801-356

1 credits


 

Select 3 courses from the Course Selectives list below.

3 credits


Course Selectives


31-410-311

1 credits


31-410-310

1 credits


31-410-324

1 credits


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.
Careers

Earning your technical diploma in the Construction and Remodeling program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

Construction and Remodeling photo
  • 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:

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    32
    Tuition
    $4368.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1209.68
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $5577.68
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 11 21 15
    Number of Surveys Sent 11 21 15
    Number of Surveys Returned 6 10 7
    Percent of Surveys Returned 54.50% 47.60% 46.70%
    Available for Employment 5 7 6
    Percent Available for Employment 83.30% 87.50% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 1 3 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 16.70% 37.50% 16.70%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 5 7 6
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 5 5 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 71.40% 83.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 2 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 28.60% 16.70%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.2 3.8 3.7
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 6 8 6
    Very Satisfied 1 6 4
    Percent Very Satisfied 16.70% 75.00% 66.70%
    Satisfied 5 2 2
    Percent Satisfied 83.30% 25.00% 33.30%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 6 10 7
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 2 4
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 33.30% 20.00% 57.10%
    Career Change 4 3 0
    Percent Career Change 66.70% 30.00% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 14.30%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 3 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 30.00% 14.30%
    Personal Interest 0 2 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 20.00% 14.30%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 5 7 6
    Before Enrollment 0 4 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 57.10% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 1 1 2
    Percent While Attending the College 20.00% 14.30% 33.30%
    After Training at the College 4 2 4
    Percent After Training at the College 80.00% 28.60% 66.70%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 5 7 6
    In College District 3 5 5
    Percent In College District 60.00% 71.40% 83.30%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 28.60% 16.70%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 20.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 1 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 20.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 4 3 4
    Average Monthly Wage $3,026 $3,200 $3,598
    Average Hourly Wage $17.59 $18.60 $20.92
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.6 42.5 39.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1 1
    Average Hourly Wage $30.00 $16.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 20 24
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 127 13
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 14 0
    Total Jobs 141 13
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Architectural Building Arts LLC Associate of Design
    Chad's Design Build Carpenter's Apprentice
    Heffron Homes, Inc Carpenter Prairie du Sac
    J P Cullen Construction Janesville
    Joe Daniel's Construction Construction Laborer

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu