Construction and Remodeling

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314106


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 

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All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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 the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210. 


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

First Semester

Second Semester


Select 3 courses from the Course Selectives list below.

3 credits

Course Selectives


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:  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

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