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Madison WI 53704

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Madison WI 53704

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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.

 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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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 2018-2019 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.

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:  

  • 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:

Find open jobs in this industry on Wisconsin TechConnecttm. Registration Required.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    32
    Tuition
    $4294.40
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1202.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $5496.40
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 22 11 21
    Number of Surveys Sent 22 11 21
    Number of Surveys Returned 20 6 10
    Percent of Surveys Returned 90.90% 54.50% 47.60%
    Available for Employment 18 5 7
    Percent Available for Employment 90.00% 83.30% 87.50%
    Not in Labor Market 2 1 3
    Percent Not in Labor Market 10.00% 16.70% 37.50%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 15 5 7
    Percent of Graduates Employed 83.30% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 10 5 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 66.70% 100.00% 71.40%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 0 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 26.70% 0.00% 28.60%
    Employed - No Response 1 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 6.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 3 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 16.70% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.2 3.2 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 20 6 8
    Very Satisfied 4 1 6
    Percent Very Satisfied 20.00% 16.70% 75.00%
    Satisfied 16 5 2
    Percent Satisfied 80.00% 83.30% 25.00%
    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

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 20 6 10
    Preparation for Getting a Job 7 2 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 35.00% 33.30% 20.00%
    Career Change 3 4 3
    Percent Career Change 15.00% 66.70% 30.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 5.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 0 3
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 0.00% 30.00%
    Personal Interest 8 0 2
    Percent Personal Interest 40.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Other 1 0 0
    Percent Other 5.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 14 5 7
    Before Enrollment 4 0 4
    Percent Before Enrollment 28.60% 0.00% 57.10%
    While Attending the College 4 1 1
    Percent While Attending the College 28.60% 20.00% 14.30%
    After Training at the College 6 4 2
    Percent After Training at the College 42.90% 80.00% 28.60%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 15 5 7
    In College District 13 3 5
    Percent In College District 86.70% 60.00% 71.40%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 28.60%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 1 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 20.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 13.30% 20.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 10 4 3
    Average Monthly Wage $2,498 $3,026 $3,200
    Average Hourly Wage $14.53 $17.59 $18.60
    Average Work Hours per Week 40.9 40.6 42.5
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $30.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 20
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 389 3
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 20 0
    Total Jobs 409 3
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Don's Painting Business Owner Waunakee
    Miron Co Carpenter Apprentice Neenah
    Self-Employed Self-Employed
    Universal Power And Systems Helper Electrician

    * - 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