9 Credits | Less than 1 year
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Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
The Construction Essentials program will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level job success in the construction field.
You will find entry-level job success with an opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and professionalism to further your career. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of construction framing and drafting along with print reading and math concepts related to construction. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will be covered.
Construction Essentials graduates will be able to:
- Use hand and power tools and equipment
- Apply industry recognized safety practices and procedures
- Interpret construction drawings
- Demonstrate industry building practices and material application
Offered at off-campus sites to increase training opportunities for high school students.
Building layouts and framing competencies are applied in the classroom through hands-on learning.
You will learn to visualize structures, elevations, views, details and sections from drawings.
You will learn the fundamentals of construction framing and drafting along with print reading and math concepts. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will also get you on your way towards your career.
You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have worked in the industry for years.
You will learn construction framing and drafting to meet Wisconsin State Code and print reading and math related to the construction field.
Earn credentials every step of the way! You can complete this course and continue your education to obtain the Construction and Cabinetmaking two-year technical diploma to advance your skills.
76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to advance your skills.
Construction and Cabinetmaking
Construction and Cabinetmaking Related Bachelor's Degree
Admissions and Tuition
WITC has a simple admission process that can be completed in one visit. To start the process, simply fill out an application form along with a $30 application fee. After you’ve successfully submitted your application, your next step is to schedule an admissions meeting with a WITC counselor to discuss your goals and expectations. That’s it!
Tuition and Fees
WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships.
Estimated Total Program Costs*
9 Credits | Less than 1 year
$620 for books (including tax)
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the WITC Construction Essentials Program
Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Construction Essentials technical diploma.