Construction Essentials Career Outlook

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WITC  Construction Essentials Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Construction Essentials Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

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$27,038* - $51,622*

Range of Yearly Salary based on composite from Wisconsin's 16 technical college districts (WTCS) which may or may not include WITC graduates




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.

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Construction Worker

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

Additional opportunities include:

  • Carpenter Assistant

  • Carpentry Framer

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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.

Hear From Graduates

"If you have the opportunity to do this, make sure you don't let it go by. You're going to save a lot of time, and you're going to save a lot of money, and you're going to have a lot of fun doing it."

Chris, High School Construction Essentials Academy Graduate

"We're learning these skills in high school, and then when we go to our freshman year of college, we will be ahead of where some of the other students."

Brock, High School Construction Essentials Academy Graduate


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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

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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

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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