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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-410-3
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Student working outdoors on a construction site

Construction Essentials Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Construction Worker
  • Construction/ Carpenter Laborer
  • Carpenter Assistant
  • Carpentry Framer

Average Median Wage


Construction Essentials Programs

In the Construction Essentials Embedded Technical Diploma, you learn basic skills necessary for entry-level jobs in construction. You develop an understanding of construction processes, including identification and safe use of hand and portable power tools. You earn an industry recognized safety working environment certification (OSHA). 

According to a recent graduate survey, the average entry-level annual pay range for construction/remodeling is $22,000 to $35,000 plus benefits. Earning potential in this field can reach $50,000 or more in three to five years.

Construction Essentials Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Construction Essentials at Madison College
Northwood Tech Construction Essentials at Northwood Tech