9 Credits | Less than 1 year
Career Cluster: Architecture and Construction
The Construction Essentials program will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level job success in the construction field.
You will find entry-level job success with an opportunity to build your knowledge, skills and professionalism to further your career. You will learn the basic fundamentals of construction framing and drafting along with print reading and math concepts related to construction. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will be covered.
Construction Essentials graduates will be able to:
- Use hand and power tools and equipment
- Apply industry recognized safety practices and procedures
- Interpret construction drawings
- Demonstrate industry building practices and material application
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."
Building layouts and framing competencies are applied in the classroom through hands-on learning.
Offered at off-campus sites to increase training opportunities for high school students.
You will learn to visualize structures, elevations, views, details and sections from drawings.
You will learn the fundamentals of construction framing and drafting along with print reading and math concepts. Safety principles and the use of hand and power tools will also get you on your way towards your career.
You'll learn from industry-respected instructors who have worked in the industry for years.
You will learn construction framing and drafting to meet Wisconsin state code and print reading and math related to the construction field.
Earn credentials every step of the way! You can complete this course and continue your education to earn the Construction and Cabinetmaking two-year technical diploma to advance your skills.
Construction Essentials is Part of a Career Pathway
As a Construction Essentials student at Northwood Tech, you can earn credentials each step of the way!
You could take this first and get a credential.
Continue your education to advance your skills.
Continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree.
Admissions and Tuition
Tuition and Fees
Northwood Tech breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.
Estimated Total Program Costs 2023-24*
9 Credits | Less than 1 year
*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented.
After the Northwood Tech Construction Essentials Program
Upon completion of the program, you will earn a Construction Essentials technical diploma. Continue your education at Northwood Tech with the Architectural Woodworking & Cabinetmaking technical diploma and the Construction and Cabinetmaking technical diploma.