Building Trades Construction Worker
Program Number: 31-475-2
School Year: 2013-2014
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: West Bend
The Building Trades Construction Worker technical diploma program provides theoretical and hands-on applications in developing skills needed to successfully enter the construction/building trades industry. This program goes through the entire process of building a residential and commercial building. Areas of emphasis include building fundamentals; framing and finish carpentry; print reading; thermography; trade-specific mathematics; estimating; building and site layout; plumbing, HVAC, and electrical applications; masonry; carpentry; tool use; computer literacy; first aid; safety; and green practices in the construction field and communications. Graduates may consider entering a state-approved apprenticeship program coordinated through the Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards or directly enter the construction industry.
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Apply construction theory to building applications.
- Explore trade opportunities.
- Identify construction materials, applications, and safety procedures.
- Interpret building codes.
- Interpret construction drawings.
- Investigate and apply green construction and energy conservation practices.
- Investigate electrical, plumbing, and HVAC theory and safety.
- Operate construction-related tools.
- Perform construction trades mathematics applications.
- Practice construction safety principles.
- Troubleshoot and maintain small engine operation.
- Use measurement and layout tools.
- Work in a team setting.
- Apprentice Carpenter
- Apprentice Electrician
- Apprentice Plumbing or Mechanical Trades
- Cabinet/Furniture Making
- Careers in Green/Sustainability Industry Including Weatherization
- Construction Estimator
- Residential Home Inspection
- Retail and Wholesale Construction Sales
- Skilled Building Trades Worker
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (strongly encouraged).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|475-351||Building Trades Fundamentals||5|
|475-356||Concrete Masonry Applications||2|
|804-360||Occupational Mathematics 1||2|
|461-321||Job Site Small Engine Maintenance and Repair||1|
|475-355||Building Trades Mechanical Systems||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||35|
A checklist and interview are the exit assessment graduation requirements for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
Note: Students will need to provide basic hand tools.