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 $38,700.

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 - $4,583.70
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 MATC. 


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 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.


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 Graduates211523
    Number of Surveys Sent211523
    Number of Surveys Returned10712
    Percent of Surveys Returned47.60%46.70%52.20%
    Available for Employment7610
    Percent Available for Employment70.00%85.70%83.30%
    Not in Labor Market312
    Percent Not in Labor Market30.00%14.30%16.70%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed7610
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.00%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation5510
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation71.40%83.30%100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation210
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation28.60%16.70%0.00%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment000
    Percent Seeking Employment0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses8611
    Very Satisfied (4)6410
    Percent Very Satisfied75.00%66.70%90.90%
    Satisfied (3)221
    Percent Satisfied25.00%33.30%9.10%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses10712
    Preparation for Getting a Job247
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job20.00%57.10%58.30%
    Career Change301
    Percent Career Change30.00%0.00%8.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills012
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%14.30%16.70%
    Preparation for Further Education311
    Percent Preparation for Further Education30.00%14.30%8.30%
    Personal Interest210
    Percent Personal Interest20.00%14.30%0.00%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%8.30%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses7610
    Before Enrollment400
    Percent Before Enrollment57.10%0.00%0.00%
    While Attending the College121
    Percent While Attending the College14.30%33.30%10.00%
    After Training at the College249
    Percent After Training at the College28.60%66.70%90.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses7610
    In College District555
    Percent In College District71.40%83.30%50.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District213
    Percent of In Wisconsin28.60%16.70%30.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin002
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%20.00%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count347
    Average Monthly Wage$3,200 $3,598 $3,225
    Average Hourly Wage$18.60 $20.92 $18.75
    Average Work Hours per Week42.539.540.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count111
    Average Hourly Wage$30.00 $16.00 $11.30
    Average Work Hours per Week20244
  • 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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