Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling program is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the painting and drywalling trade. Apprentices in this program receive training in the skills needed to paint from ladders and scaffolds, prepare and paint various types of surfaces, and handle all types of painting equipment. Upon completion of this program, apprentices are considered to be journeymen in the painting and drywalling trade.


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Field of Interest: 
Applied Technology
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Summer 2017
Admission criteria

Admission to the program by the following registered apprenticeship program: Phoenix Painters and Drywall Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

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

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

Program Accreditation/Certification or Licensure Information:
Journeyman status through the Arizona Commerce Authority, Apprenticeship Services Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select from Core area and from Specialization 1 or Specialization 2 to complete sixteen (16) to thirty and a half (30.5) credits based on their apprenticeship standing upon program enrollment and in consultation with Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.
Core: Credits:9
ABC/MEC120Basic Calculations for Construction1.5
ABC/MEC121Introduction to Hand and Power Tools1
BPC100ABBusiness-Personal Computers II0.5
IND150Construction Foreman2
MEC/HEO/PNT123Introduction to Blueprints1
GTC/MIT/OSH106Industrial Safety2
PNT105Painting and Drywalling Orientation1
Student must select one (1) of two (2) specializations:
Specialization 1: Painter-Decorator - Credits: 21.5
ABC118OSHA Standards and Regulations1.5
PNT101Introduction to Painting-Decorating Trade4
PNT102Surface Preparation and Cleaning4
PNT104Wood and Decorative Finishes2
PNT201Coverings and Blasting2
PNT202Spray Painting3
PNT203Non-spray Application of Coatings3
PNT205Paints, Coatings, and Materials2
Specialization 2: Drywalling - Credits:19
PNT106Health and Safety for Drywall Finishers3
PNT107Introduction to the Drywall Trade2
PNT108Materials of the Drywall Trade2
PNT109Tools of the Drywall Trade2
PNT208Filling, Taping, and Sanding Applications4
PNT209Automatic Taping Tools of the Drywall Trade3
PNT210Advanced Drywall Applications and Systems3
  • Use operating system commands to perform file/folder management tasks and 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, 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 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, OSH106, PNT205)
  • Describe fall protection, ladder, stair, and scaffold procedures and requirements, hazardous materials, hazardous conditions and proper use of personal protective equipment. (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)

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