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New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Basic Drywall Applications (BC32A) or (GCC211)

Advanced Drywall Applications (BC32B) or (GCC222)
Basic Acoustical Ceilings (BC33A) or (GCC233)
Advanced Acoustical Ceilings (BC33B) or (GCC244)
Doors and Hardware (BC31A) or (GCC433)
Interior Finish I (BC36A) or (GCC411)
Interior Finish II (BC36B) or (GCC422)
Solid Surfaces (BC31B) or (GCC533)
Location: 

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY

Length: 

Version 1:  Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II: 35 hours (1 week), Solid Surfaces: 18 hours (3 days).

Version 2: Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Doors and  Hardware, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II: 35 hours (1 week), Solid Surfaces: 18 hours (3 days).

Version 3: Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Doors and Hardware, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II:  35 hours (1 week).

Dates: 

Version 1: September 2002 - August 2006; Version 2: September 2006 - October 2007; Version 3: November 2007 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Basic Drywall Applications (BC32A) or (GCC211): Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and explain the proper applications of materials used in metal framing and drywall applications; identify and demonstrate the safe and proper use of metal stud and drywall-related hand and power tools; demonstrate the proper layout and construction of metal stud walls and the application of drywall. Advanced Drywall Applications (BC32B) or (GCC222): Students will be able to: expand their knowledge of partition layout and installation methods through hands-on layout projects to create door openings, fascias, soffits, octagonal windows, archways, and radius partition walls. (This course builds on the basic principles governing metal framing and drywall installation explored and practiced in Basic Drywall). Basic Acoustical Ceilings (BC33A) or (GCC233): Students will be able to: identify common grid ceiling components; read blueprints and specifications to determine the type and height of ceiling, location of soffits and window and curtain pockets, related electrical and mechanical features, and layout; identify the tools needed to install an acoustical ceiling; demonstrate the ability to lay out a grid ceiling with equal borders in a given area; lay out specific ceiling types using standard tile sizes; describe the installation process for exposed grid; list the procedures used to build grid soffits; and install acoustical ceilings in a timely and safe manner. Advanced Acoustical Ceilings (BC33B) or (GC244): Students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the different types of concealed systems; identify which system is used most often today; calculate the proper layout for equal borders on the tile and location of the grid components; install a concealed grid ceiling, including an access panel and border tiles with equal borders; identify metal ceiling system components; correctly use shop drawings and jobsite prints and understand how they work together; perform some specific installation techniques; and identify special tools needed and explain the installation procedures used for each system.  Interior Finish I (BC36A) or (GCC411): Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; identify elevations, plan views, section views, windows, doors, ceiling, and base; demonstrate correct layout and installation procedures for interior components such as cabinets, moldings, and countertops; and describe the various materials and fasteners used in finish work. Interior Finish II (BC36B) or (GCC422):  Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; understand principles and procedures for door frame installation and door swing; identify elevations, plan views, section views, and details of shop drawings for wood work installation; and describe various materials and fasteners used in panel installation and wood doors and frames. Solid Surfaces (BC31B)or (GCC533): Students will be able to: identify major solid surface manufacturers and their products; successfully fabricate an L-shaped solid surface countertop; explain the need for planning prior to fabrication and installation of solid surface product; demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment necessary for constructing solid surface products; list solid surface products and their uses; and understand and apply various seaming procedures associated with solid surface manufacturers and their products. 

Version 2: Basic Drywall Applications (BC32A) or (GCC211): Students will be able to: identify and explain the proper applications of materials used in metal framing and drywall applications; identify and demonstrate the safe and proper use of metal stud and drywall-related hand and power tools; demonstrate the proper layout and construction of metal stud walls and the application of drywall. Advanced Drywall Applications (BC32B) or (GCC222): Students will be able to: expand their knowledge of partition layout and installation methods through hands-on layout projects to create door openings, fascias, soffits, octagonal windows, archways, and radius partition walls. (This course builds on the basic principles governing metal framing and drywall installation explored and practiced in Basic Drywall). Basic Acoustical Ceilings (BC33A) or (GCC233): Students will be able to: identify common grid ceiling components; read blueprints and specifications to determine the type and height of ceiling, location of soffits and window and curtain pockets, related electrical and mechanical features, and layout; identify the tools needed to install an acoustical ceiling; demonstrate the ability to lay out a grid ceiling with equal borders in a given area; lay out specific ceiling types using standard tile sizes; describe the installation process for exposed grid; list the procedures used to build grid soffits; and install acoustical ceilings in a timely and safe manner. Advanced Acoustical Ceilings (BC33B) or (GC244): Students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the different types of concealed systems; identify which system is used most often today; calculate the proper layout for equal borders on the tile and location of the grid components; install a concealed grid ceiling, including an access panel and border tiles with equal borders; identify metal ceiling system components; correctly use shop drawings and jobsite prints and understand how they work together; perform some specific installation techniques; and identify special tools needed and explain the installation procedures used for each system. Doors and Hardware (BC31A) or (GCC433): Students will be able to: use various types of hanging devices and proper procedures for door preparation to create doors with perfect swing; read hardware schedules to manufacture templates to undercut doors, gain hinges, install lock edge plates and cylinders on doors; identify lever locations; fit doors by planning and undercutting for proper installation and use templates to machine doors for the installation of hardware. Interior Finish I (BC36A) or (GCC411): Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; identify elevations, plan views, section views, windows, doors, ceiling, and base; demonstrate correct layout and installation procedures for interior components such as cabinets, moldings, and countertops; and describe the various materials and fasteners used in finish work. Interior Finish II (BC36B) or (GCC422): Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; understand principles and procedures for door frame installation and door swing; identify elevations, plan views, section views, and details of shop drawings for wood work installation; and describe various materials and fasteners used in panel installation and wood doors and frames. Solid Surfaces (BC31B) or (GCC533): Students will be able to: identify major solid surface manufacturers and their products; successfully fabricate an L-shaped solid surface countertop; explain the need for planning prior to fabrication and installation of solid surface product; demonstrate the safe use of tools and equipment necessary for constructing solid surface products; list solid surface products and their uses; and understand and apply various seaming procedures associated with solid surface manufacturers and their products. 

Version 3: Basic Drywall Applications (BC32A) or (GCC211): Students will be able to: identify and explain the proper applications of materials used in metal framing and drywall applications; identify and demonstrate the safe and proper use of metal stud and drywall-related hand and power tools; demonstrate the proper layout and construction of metal stud walls and the application of drywall. Advanced Drywall Applications (BC32B) or (GCC222): Students will be able to: expand their knowledge of partition layout and installation methods through hands-on layout projects to create door openings, fascias, soffits, octagonal windows, archways, and radius partition walls. (This course builds on the basic principles governing metal framing and drywall installation explored and practiced in Basic Drywall). Basic Acoustical Ceilings (BC33A) or (GCC233): Students will be able to: identify common grid ceiling components; read blueprints and specifications to determine the type and height of ceiling, location of soffits and window and curtain pockets, related electrical and mechanical features, and layout; identify the tools needed to install an acoustical ceiling; demonstrate the ability to lay out a grid ceiling with equal borders in a given area; lay out specific ceiling types using standard tile sizes; describe the installation process for exposed grid; list the procedures used to build grid soffits; and install acoustical ceilings in a timely and safe manner. Advanced Acoustical Ceilings (BC33B) or (GC244): Students will be able to: demonstrate an understanding of the different types of concealed systems; identify which system is used most often today; calculate the proper layout for equal borders on the tile and location of the grid components; install a concealed grid ceiling, including an access panel and border tiles with equal borders; identify metal ceiling system components; correctly use shop drawings and jobsite prints and understand how they work together; perform some specific installation techniques; and identify special tools needed and explain the installation procedures used for each system. Doors and Hardware (BC31A) or (GCC433): Students will be able to: use various types of hanging devices and proper procedures for door preparation to create doors with perfect swing; read hardware schedules to manufacture templates to undercut doors, gain hinges, install lock edge plates and cylinders on doors; identify lever locations; fit doors by planning and undercutting for proper installation and use templates to machine doors for the installation of hardware. Interior Finish I (BC36A) or (GCC411): Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; identify elevations, plan views, section views, windows, doors, ceiling, and base; demonstrate correct layout and installation procedures for interior components such as cabinets, moldings, and countertops; and describe the various materials and fasteners used in finish work. Interior Finish II (BC36B) or (GCC422): Students will be able to: safely operate appropriate hand and power tools used for interior finish work; establish consistent elevations using story poles and benchmarks; understand principles and procedures for door frame installation and door swing; identify elevations, plan views, section views, and details of shop drawings for wood work installation; and describe various materials and fasteners used in panel installation and wood doors and frames. 

Instruction: 

Version 1: Basic Drywall Applications (BC32A) or (GCC211): This course introduces apprentices to the basic principles governing metal framing and drywall application. Advanced Drywall Applications (BC32B) or (GCC222): Major topics include: drywall installation over metal framing studs is the most common drywall application in commercial construction projects. This course builds upon the basic principles governing metal framing and drywall installation explored and practiced in Basic Drywall. Apprentices expand their knowledge of partition layout and installation methods through hands-on layout projects to create door openings, fascias, soffits, octagonal windows, archways, and radius partition walls. Basic Acoustical Ceilings (BC33A) or (GCC233): This course introduces apprentices to the job planning aspect of acoustical ceiling installation, including print reading, materials handling and storage, tools and personal protective equipment, and layout. Apprentices learn the purpose of various acoustic ceiling components and how they are used together through the hands-on installation of a typical grid ceiling system. Advanced Acoustical Ceilings (BC33B) or (GCC244): This course builds upon the applications and techniques in Basic Acoustical Ceilings with the addition of more complex systems such as concealed z-bar, concealed grid, metal and specialty systems. Students learn to use manufacturers’ shop drawings in conjunction with architectural prints to develop a systematic approach to print reading that will enable them to efficiently layout and install more advanced acoustical ceilings systems. Interior Finish I (BC36A) or (GCC411): This course introduces procedures for identification, estimation, and installation of interior trim. Topics include: blue prints and specifications; material and tools used for interior finish work; and various components of interior systems. Apprentices learn the purpose and application of benchmarks: how to create and measure from them, and how to relate them back to the prints. Hands-on projects include the installation of crown molding and commercial cabinets, and the fabrication and installation of counter tops. Interior Finish II (BC36B) or (GCC422): This course introduces procedures for identification, estimation, and installation of interior trim with increased attention to detail and accuracy in print reading and layout. Apprentices install architectural panels using a z-clip method. Apprentices also install and fabricate jambs; fit and hang wood doors using various types of hinges including off-set pivots, center pivots, and butt hinges. Also included is the installation of lock and latch sets. Solid Surfaces (BC31B) or (GCC533): This course covers how to use solid surface materials in many different environments and how to create countertops, back splashes and edges. Seam creation and placement is addressed, as well as how and when the solid surface material can be used in the commercial and residential setting. This course combines lecture and lab prepares apprentices for solid surface installation certification. Version 2: Instruction is the same as Version 1 and 3, with the addition of Doors and Hardware (BC31A) or (GCC433): This course refines apprentices' ability to intrepret the architectural and technical information related to door installation.  Version 3: Instruction is the same as Version 1 and 2 but without Solid Surfaces (BC31B) or (GCC533).

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1:  Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II,  Solid Surfaces; Version 2:  Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Doors and Hardware, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II,  Solid Surfaces; Version 3: Basic Drywall Applications, Advanced Drywall Applications, Basic Acoustical Ceilings, Advanced Acoustical Ceilings, Doors and Hardware, Interior Finish I, Interior Finish II:  In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 7 semester hours (3 lecture, 4 laboratory) in Carpentry or Construction Technology (11/07) (2/13 revalidation) (4/18 revalidation). NOTE: All courses listed in each version must be completed to receive credit.

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