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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-475-3
Approximately 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.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
workers constructing a house

Residential Construction Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Residential Builder
Residential Contractor
Construction Estimator

Average Median Wage


Residential Construction Programs

The Residential Construction program can help you prepare for a variety of careers in the home building industry. This field needs people with physical abilities and good analytical skills. During the first semester, you will learn the basics of the residential construction industry, including construction safety, construction concepts, blueprint reading, rough framing, and more. The second semester of instruction builds on that background and includes estimating, construction planning, sustainability, energy conservation and more. You will also receive instruction on incorporating green technologies and materials in construction projects and Wisconsin Energy Star Specifications. This program includes plenty of hands-on experience. Your final project will be to help construct a full-scale, high-quality home on an actual job site under the close supervision of an experienced instructor.

Residential Construction Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Residential Construction at CVTC