Printed on 9/27/2021

Construction, Residential Building

31-410-7 Technical Diploma (TD)
Full Time
39 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day
Location*: Oshkosh

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Learn to build or remodel a home from start to finish in this technical diploma program. Gain skills in exterior and interior finishing and frame construction with valuable hands-on experience constructing or remodeling a complete home. You’ll learn how to read blueprints and become familiar with residential building codes. You’ll also gain experience with the tools, machinery and equipment used in this industry. Expert instructors help you develop the work ethic, teamwork, flexibility and communication skills employers are looking for.

Career Opportunities

  • Carpenter
  • Building Material Salesperson
  • Expediter
  • Builder
  • Specialty Subcontractor (framer, roofer, sider, finish carpenter)


Estimated Program Cost

Construction, Residential Building

This program will cost about $6,996.80*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $1,000.00*.

Textbooks will cost about $53.95*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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Construction, Residential Building

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Proof of HS Completion

    Submit a final, official high school transcript, an original diploma or an official copy of GED/HSED Certification Scores.

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Properly use all tools, machinery, safety systems and equipment commonly used in the construction or remodeling of any residential building.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of residential building systems and typical construction materials through proper communication, selection and installation of common building materials and pre-fabricated components.
    • Apply a sound understanding of residential building materials and processes to the solution of new problems and ever-changing building techniques.
    • Exhibit the work ethic, cooperation, flexibility and communication skills necessary to contribute to all types of work groups.
    • Perform satisfactory service to all types of customers.
    • Demonstrate personal integrity and a commitment to becoming a responsible building professional as evidenced by active participation in professional builders' groups, trade associations and community volunteer efforts.
  • Additional Information
    You will be required to purchase carpentry hand tools.

    Program instruction consists of approximately 20% classroom, 30% lab and 50% on-site construction activities.

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.