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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals interested in basic drywall, finishing and repair of drywall.
A one-day training course that is designed to focus on basic drywall installation. Students will learn to measure, cut, hang and install sheetrock on pre-built wood stud mockups.
Course Objectives
  1. Students will receive hands-on training for drywall installation. They will learn how to measure, cut to install and finish drywall. Students will learn how to use specific tools such as rot-zips and drywall screw guns.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1) Safe use of tools associated with drywall work
    2) Inspecting framing for “square”, installing nailers
    3) Measuring and cutting drywall sheets
    4) Measuring and cutting outlet boxes with rot-zip
    5) Hanging drywall using both screws and nails, using code approved nail and screw patterns
    6) Mixing and preparing mud
    7) Bedding seams and joints and applying tape
    8) Mudding joints, seams and nail/screw holes
    9) Finish mudding
    10) Sanding
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
One set of mud knives per two students (4”, 6”, 8” and 12”)
Razor knife
Pole sander
Drywall screw gun
Mud pan
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
North Raleigh United Methodist Church
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 85% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals interested in basic drywall, finishing and repair of drywall.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Drywall Installer
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
North Raleigh United Methodist Church Disaster Recovery Team
Commercial Drywall Finisher Mechanics
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Carpentry - CAR-3108A4
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department