Construction and Remodeling



100% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $40,896.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 314106

Credits: 33

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,653.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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. View our facility

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

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.

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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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 Madison College. 


Contact the Enrollment Center 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.


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.

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

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  • 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

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates152317
    Number of Surveys Sent152317
    Number of Surveys Returned7129
    Percent of Surveys Returned46.7%52.2%52.9%
    Available for Employment6108
    Percent Available for Employment100.0%90.9%88.9%
    Not in Labor Market121
    Percent Not in Labor Market16.7%18.2%11.1%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed6107
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%100.0%87.5%
    Employed in Related Occupation5107
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation83.3%100.0%100.0%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation100
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation16.7%0.0%0.0%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment001
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%0.0%12.5%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses6119
    Very Satisfied (4)4108
    Percent Very Satisfied66.7%90.9%88.9%
    Satisfied (3)211
    Percent Satisfied33.3%9.1%11.1%
    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 Responses7129
    Preparation for Getting a Job471
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job57.1%58.3%11.1%
    Career Change015
    Percent Career Change0.0%8.3%55.6%
    Improvement of Existing Skills120
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills14.3%16.7%0.0%
    Preparation for Further Education111
    Percent Preparation for Further Education14.3%8.3%11.1%
    Personal Interest102
    Percent Personal Interest14.3%0.0%22.2%
    Percent Other0.0%8.3%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses6106
    Before Enrollment001
    Percent Before Enrollment0.0%0.0%16.7%
    While Attending the College213
    Percent While Attending the College33.3%10.0%50.0%
    After Training at the College492
    Percent After Training at the College66.7%90.0%33.3%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses6107
    In College District556
    Percent In College District83.3%50.0%85.7%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District131
    Percent of In Wisconsin16.7%30.0%14.3%
    Outside of Wisconsin020
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%20.0%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count476
    Average Monthly Wage$3,598$3,225$3,408
    Average Hourly Wage$20.92$18.75$19.81
    Average Work Hours per Week39.540.440.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count111
    Average Hourly Wage$16.00$11.30$20.00
    Average Work Hours per Week24.04.025.0
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Actuate Improvments Carpenter Middleton
    Becker Home Improvement Carpenter Cottage Grove
    Brunkow Construction LLC Carpenter Darlington
    Feldt Construction Carpenter Verona
    Krause Custom Builders Construction Labor Helenville
    Larry Cushman Remodeling Remodeler Cross Plains
    Louisiana Pacific Corp Field Technician Washington DC
    University of Maine Student Research Assistant Orono ME

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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