Table of Contents

(Total Level Hours: 147; includes 72.5 of Core Curriculum) 

45101-07 Orientation to the Trade (5 Hours)

Reviews the history of the trade, shows examples of the work involved, describes the apprentice program, identifies career opportunities for construction workers, and lists the responsibilities and characteristics a worker should possess.

45102-07 Construction Materials and Methods (12 Hours)

Gives the trainees an overview of the materials and techniques used in building and finishing residential and commercial buildings, including wood- and steel-framed structures, masonry construction, and concrete-formed structures.

45103-07 Thermal and Moisture Protection (7.5 Hours)

Covers the selection and installation of various types of insulating materials in walls, floors, and attics. Also covers the uses and installation practices for vapor barriers and waterproofing materials.

45104-07 Drywall Installation (25 Hours)

Describes the various types of gypsum drywall, their uses, and the fastening devices and methods used to install them. Contains detailed instructions for installing drywall on walls and ceilings using nails, drywall screws, and adhesives. Also covers fire- and sound-rated walls.

45105-07 Drywall Finishing (25 Hours)

Covers the materials, tools, and methods used to finish and patch gypsum drywall. Includes coverage of both automatic and manual taping tools.