Building Trades

This course is now closed for new enrollment. 


Regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:45am to 6:45pm.*

*Office hours may change due to holidays or other circumstances. Go to the school website to check for changes to school office hours before visiting a school site.


PREREQUISTE COURSE 1: Introduction to Framing & Drywall

This two week course will be an introduction to the Building Trades Industry. Students will gain knowledge of applied safety rules, the use of personal protective equipment, hand tools utilized in Framing and Drywall. Students will acquire a foundation of learning experiences and basic skills that will prepare students for the capstone course of Framing and Drywall. Students will learn about the different construction trades, certifications and employment opportunities. Students will complete CPR, OSHA 10, and Personal Protective Equipment training that leads to certifications. Students will be exposed to resources and will elect to participate in the support classes such as Integrative Educational Training (IET), Vocational Adult Basic Education (VABE) and the Disability and Resource Center (DARC). Industry presentations will be provided from industry community collaborators and employers.

Chula Vista Adult School
619-796-7000

DAYS/TIMES:

Monday and Tuesday/8:30am – 11:30am   AND

Wednesday and Thursday/8:30am – 12:30pm

OR

Monday and Tuesday/5:30pm – 8:30pm   AND

Wednesday and Thursday/4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 2 weeks

COST: All CTE courses are FREE.


CAPSTONE COURSE 1: Framing & Drywall

This course is a 9 week course with foundational instruction to framing and drywall. The course is designed to provide a basic  foundation for students to acquire knowledge of construction and blueprints. Students will learn to measure, cut, shape and join wood materials for building frames and repairing existing ones. They will use power and hand tools, carpentry equipment, math construction skills, basic blueprint reading, and hands-on practice to complete basic framing and drywall projects. Skills and techniques to be acquired include; measuring and layout, cutting drywall sheets to the correct size and shape, hanging drywall, screwing and nailing, taping, mudding, sanding, texture application, drywall repair, tool usage, safety and cleanliness.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS MUST meet the following prerequisites before enrolling in this course:

  • Completion of Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Framing & Drywall

Chula Vista Adult School
619-796-7000

DAYS/TIMES:

Monday and Tuesday/8:30am – 11:30am   AND

Wednesday and Thursday/8:30am – 12:30pm

OR

Monday and Tuesday/5:30pm – 8:30pm    AND

Wednesday and Thursday/4:30pm – 8:30pm

LENGTH: 9 weeks

COST: All CTE courses are FREE.