Painting and Drywalling

Painting and Drywalling

Program Tabs

Program Overview

What is a Painter?

Painters prepare interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures and then apply paint with rollers, brushes or sprayers. They work with varnishes, lacquers, enamels and other coating materials. A Painter must be able to mix paint as well as operate sand and water blasting machines. This trade also includes drywall taping, wall covering and special decorative finishes. A Painter must have good manual dexterity, neat work habits and not be afraid of working at heights. They must be able to read blueprints, finish schedules and do some common math.

Get Started

Contact the Phoenix Painters and Drywall Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program at (602) 244-0768 for complete details.

Apprenticeship students are advised to create an MEID and login to the Online Student Center in order to access personal account information such as grades and transcripts.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Painter, Foreman**

Program Cost

Associate in Applied Science Construction Trades, Painting and Drywalling: $5,310*
Certificate of Completion in Construction Trades, Painting and Drywalling: $2,109*

Median Salary

Visit O*NET OnLine for median salary.

Consumer Info: Construction Trades: Painting and Drywalling


* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

Contact Us
Anna Lopez Ed.D
Director of Business, Industry and Government Training
(602) 286-8676
Partner, Phoenix Painters and Drywall Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program
Juan Medina, Coordinator
(602) 244-0768