Construction Essentials Career Outlook

Construction Essentials is a new WITC program. No graduate follow-up information is currently available.


Typical positions available after graduation include:

A carpenter cutting house roof supports on building

Construction/Carpenter Laborer

Carpenters construct, repair and install building frameworks and structures made from wood and other materials.

A construction worker carrying wood boards

Construction Worker

Construction Workers perform many tasks that require physical labor on construction sites.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Carpenter Assistant

  • Carpentry Farmer

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Construction Essentials technical diploma at WITC, you can continue your education to obtain the Construction and Cabinetmaking two-year technical diploma and transfer to another college to earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Articulation Agreements

The Construction and Cabinetmaking program at WITC has articulation agreements with UW-Stout. 

Potential careers available with further education include:

  • Concrete Foreman
  • Construction Area Manager
  • Construction Foreman
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Superintendent 
  • General Contractor
  • Job Superintendent
  • Project Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Project Superintendent 

Potential Starting Wages:

  • $35,090–$64,438

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)

The potential starting wage range is compiled from 2016 WITC or WTCS Graduate Follow-Up Report. If not available, wage data is compiled from Economic Modeling Software Intl (10th and 25th percentile earnings) and/or Wisconsin Worknet (Wage Comparison Tool) using the Standard Occupation Code(s) (SOC) the WTCS has assigned to the programs. When possible, the wage range is compiled using data from the 11 counties within the WITC district. Starting wage ranges for new programs are reviewed by the advisory team. Wage data was compiled August 2017. 


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Sara Eckstein

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800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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