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Build your future with CVTC’s Residential Construction program. Your construction training will be hands-on and will include building a full-scale home under the supervision of an experienced instructor. You can earn a technical diploma in one year and start your career.
The construction classes will cover:
You will gain the following skills:
Students spend 20 hours a week at the project site constructing a home. The other time is spent in the classroom reinforcing concepts used at the project site.
36 Credit Technical Diploma
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Eau Claire and River Falls
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Financial Aid Eligible
Estimated Program Cost
Estimated Total: $7,173*
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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Residential Construction program.
Framing Methods/Building the Envelope
Students will learn the fundamentals of planning, layout, and rough framing. By the end of the course, students will develop the skills to frame a structure and apply the “Energy Star and Green Certification” requirements to residential construction.
Roof Systems and Stairs
The major emphasis of this course will be on roof systems, from hand framing simple gable roofs to advanced intersecting roofs using trusses and stair design, layout, and installation.
Finish Carpentry Interior/Exterior
This course introduces the student to the basic methods of selecting and installing interior trim, doors, cabinets, exterior soffit and wall finishes, and building decks.
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CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.
100% of our recent Residential Construction graduates got a job in the industry.
Our recent Residential Construction graduates reported an average starting salary of $39,093.
There are 221 job openings in the CVTC district for the Residential Construction industry.
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The CVTC Residential Construction program is a lot of fun and it’s rewarding. You can step back and say, ‘I helped build this house form the top to the bottom.’
–Tyler, Residential Construction Student
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