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Woods and Construction

MMSD Career pathways are a series of connected education, experiential learning, and support strategies aimed at helping students personalize and achieve their own educational and career goals.

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The Woods and Construction Program of Study offers a sequence of courses specifically designed to prepare students for employment and postsecondary in manufacturing production, development logistics, inventory control, maintenance, Installation and repair production, quality assurance, warehousing, distribution center operations, and other related industries.

The earlier a student begins this sequence, the more opportunities they will have to explore fully educational and community options available. Course fees may vary at the high schools.

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Courses

  • Home Maintenance & Improvement
  • Wood Fabrication 1
  • Wood Fabrication 2
  • Wood Fabrication 3
  • Wood Fabrication 4
  • Design and Drafting

Experiential/Work-based Learning Options.

  • Job- Shadowing
  • Career Internship
  • Youth Apprenticeship

Contact your instructor or experientiallearning@madison.k12.wi.us

Early College/Dual Credit Opportunities

  • Wood Fabrication 4, Madison College
  • Computer Hardware and Software Essentials
  • Basic Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Fabrication 1
  • Fundamentals of Construction
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Interpreting Engineering Drawings
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Woodworking 1A: Machinery & Methods
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Machine Tool

Career & Technical Student Organizations

SkillsUSA - The competitions that students participate in are directly related to classroom curriculum.

Industry Certificates For High School Students

  • OSHA 10
  • Wisconsin Drivers License
  • North American Technician Excellence (NATE): HVAC Support
  • Technician*
  • Multi-Craft Core Curriculum
  • OSHA 10
  • National Center for Construction Education & Research
  • Career Connections/Level 3*
  • Woodwork Career Alliance: Sawblade

Post Secondary Options

Explore options in Pre-engineering Technology, Engineering, Construction Engineering &/or Management, Bio-computer Engineering, Air Force Aerospace Studies, Environmental Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Fabrication Technologies, Automation Systems Technology, Quality and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Supply Chain & Operations Management, Air Force Aerospace Studies, Environmental Engineering, and others!

MMSD Graduation Requirements

Students need 22 credits to earn their diplomas. In addition, students need to pass the State of Wisconsin Civics Exam.

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Physical Education: 1.5 credits
  • Health: .5 credits
  • Financial Literacy: Complete a course
  • Humanities: 1 credit
  • Civics Exam: Must Pass
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Xello - MMSD Career Exploration Platform

As an MMSD student, you can explore all the six career paths (2 & 4 Year College, Apprenticeship, Job Training, Job/Employment, Military, and Gap Year) through Xello. Create an account today and find out which path is right for you!

Contact us at:
careerandtechnicaleducation@madison.k12.wi.us