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Career Area: Architecture and Construction
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-475-3
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
Credit Program
Average Annual Tuition: $4230
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