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Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling degree is designed to provide apprentices and journeymen with a broadened educational background and leadership skills so that students completing the associate degree program may be better equipped to enter supervisory and managerial positions.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Associate Degree
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2014 Summer
Admission criteria

Students are admitted to this program through: Phoenix Painters and Drywall Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee selection process.

Academic Plan: 
Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling (DEG)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling (5407) 16-30.5
BPC/CIS+++++Any BPC Business-Personal Computers or CIS Computer Information Systems course3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should choose six (6) to nineteen (19) credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the AAS degree based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship- Program Coordinator. Any 100-200 level prefixed courses may be selected, except courses used to satisfy the Required Courses area
BLT+++++Any BLT Building Safety and Construction technology course(s)
BPC+++++Any BPC Business Personal Computers course(s)
CAD+++++Any CAD Computer Aided Drafting course(s)
CNS+++++Any CNS Construction course(s)
GBS+++++Any GBS General Business course(s)
PNT+++++Any PNT Painting and Drywalling course(s)
IND+++++Any IND Industry course(s)
MGT+++++Any MGT Management course(s)
OSH+++++Any OSH Occupational Safety and Health course(s)
SPA+++++Any SPA Spanish course(s)
TDR+++++Any TDR Trade related course(s)
WLD+++++Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
Free Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent by assessment on District Placement Exam.0-3
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
MAT120Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
MAT121Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
MAT122Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course.3-5
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities and Fine Arts area.3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.4
  • Use operating system commands to perform file/folder management tasks, use word processing software and electronic spreadsheet program. (BPC100AB)
  • Identify and demonstrate use, care, and maintenance of basic hand and power tools of the trade. (PNT101, PNT107, PNT109, ABC/MEC121, PNT209)
  • Prepare and identify various types of surfaces and materials for painting and drywalling. (PNT101, PNT102, PNT107, PNT108 PNT202)
  • Use and maintain painting tools and low-pressure water equipment. (PNT102)
  • Perform basic color mixing and matching. (ABC/MEC120)
  • Identify safety and health precautions necessary when working in the painting and drywall trade including potential safety and health hazards. (PNT104, FAC/GTC/MIT/OSH106)
  • Develop a complete wood finishing schedule. (PNT104)
  • Produce a completed glazed, antique, wood grain, marbleized and stippled finish. (PNT104)
  • Complete a texture-painted, gilded and decorative stenciled finish. (PNT104)
  • Demonstrate understanding of the labor movement of the 1900s and its affect of social and political reform. (PNT105)
  • Explain and identify elements of sustainability and the importance of green practices.(PNT105)
  • Define and identify characteristics of sexual harassment and its financial impact related to employer liability. (PNT105)
  • Describe basic terminology, working conditions, career options, and basic tools and equipment of the drywall trade. (PNT107)
  • Perform calculations related to the area, volume, fractions, decimals, conversions as it relates to the construction trades. (ABC/MEC120)
  • Read and interpret specifications, schedules and blueprint features inherent to the painting and drywall trade. (PNT201, MEC/HEO/PNT123)
  • Define the impact of OSHA regulations on safety and health concerns in the work place including components of Product Data Sheet and the Material Safety Data Sheet, and demonstrate emergency first aid treatment for common emergencies, including CPR and use of AED. (PNT106, ABC118, FAC/GTC/MIT/OSH106, PNT205)
  • Describe fall protection, ladder, stair, and scaffold procedures and requirements, hazardous materials, hazardous conditions and proper use of personal protective equipment. (FAC/GTC/MIT/OSH106, PNT106)
  • Describe the importance of supervisory communication skills, leadership, and project management. (IND150).
  • Prepare, operate, maintain, and store abrasive and wet blasting equipment. (PNT201)
  • Demonstrate wet blasting guidelines and systems. (PNT201)
  • Identify basic types of wall coverings, characteristics, uses, and processes. (PNT201)
  • Operate and maintain airless and conventional spray and non-spray equipment and materials. (PNT202, PNT203)
  • Identify and use federal and state safety and health laws handling chemical materials. (PNT202, PNT203, PNT205)
  • Apply special coating materials, as needed, to various types of structures. (PNT202, PNT203, PNT205)
  • Demonstrate the characteristics, elements, and methods associated with taping techniques including proper use of materials and equipment. (PNT208, PNT209)
  • Demonstrate proper methods for making repairs, mixing procedures, spraying techniques, and recognizing common defects in drywall finishing and wallboards. (PNT210)
  • Apply knowledge of business-personal computers to the business setting. (BPC/CIS+++++)

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