Drywall Framing and Finishing Program

Drywall, Framing and Finishing Technician Program

Become A Certified Drywall Framing and Finishing Professional In Just 26 Weeks

Add gears to your career in just six months! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of drywall and framing technicians is expected to grow by 10% in the following decade, making it possible for you to have a bright future in this occupation with a drywall framing and finishing program.

Philadelphia Technician Training Institute is composing the best skills to meet the industry demands for qualified Drywall Framing and Finishing Professionals.

The Length of the course covers 325 lecture hours along with 575 shop hours. And, if you are accelerating your career after a break, this program is for you!

What Can You Expect From Our Program?

  • Real hands-on experience
  • Support every step of the way
  • Reputable Certifications
  • Connections in Industries
Certified drywall

From Our Program, You Will Learn

Drywall Finishing Materials
In this course, students will get complete knowledge of paper, gypsum, metal, screws, and plastic strips. They will begin to formulate a foundation for drywall framing and finishing. Students will learn how to tear out the existing drywall, plaster, or lath in a room and re-wall it. While applying such previously learned things as shop math, students will compound that learning by assessing drawing scales and dimensions. Students will also learn to use Drywall Panels, Construction adhesives, Mesh & Paper, Drywall Tape, Joint Compound, Drywall Screws, and many more!
Drywall Finishing Procedures
In this course, students will learn how to finish the drywall procedures. Students have to fix the problems with compound along with this; they have to meet the finished joint problems. The knowledge gained in this course will provide a taping and finishing process overview. Students will learn how to identify site conditions. PTTI ensures the students learn all the drywall services, including hand-finishing procedures and automatic taping and finishing procedures. It will also reinforce the knowledge to solve fastener problems and problems with the wallboard.
Drywall Assembly Components
In this course, students will learn the usage of drywall assembly components. In addition, the students will gain knowledge of the types of gypsum products. Finally, the knowledge gained in this Drywall Framing and Finishing Program will provide general information on Drywall Accessories. Students will learn the basics of Drywall Fasteners and different types of drywall framing equipment. The knowledge gained in this course will provide a safe working environment and ensure a solid foundation for the drywall technicians’ success in the workplace.
Drywall Installation
In this course, students will learn the importance of fastening schedules, principles of drywall and framing, as well as the tools used for drywall application. Also, the students will comprehend how to install the drywall properly. The knowledge gained in this course will provide great ideas for special drywall applications. Students will understand sound-isolation construction, which is crucial for this industry. Students will learn the differences between the six levels of finish established by industry standards. PTTI also help students to describe single-ply drywall application and list multi-ply drywall applications.
Rated vs. Nonrated Assemblies
In this course, students will learn about contrast-rated assemblies and nonrated assemblies. As one of the most critical parts of drywall jobs, students should know about the Single-Ply Application and Multi-Ply Application. Students will learn how to identify fire-rated walls and prioritize walls. In addition, students will train on calculating the quantity takeoff for proper drywall installation. They will learn how to troubleshoot and maintain drywall and ceiling components. This drywall and framing course will be valuable and necessary in any certified drywall career.
Estimating Drywall components
This course builds the core for estimating drywall and teaches students to experiment and gain expertise in the Drywall industry. Acquiring strengths in these skills will help students to succeed in their drywall and framing careers. Additionally, in this course, students will become proficient in the drywall tools necessary to perform and complete this process. They will also learn to use Drywall and Fasteners. Performing these tasks requires patience, steady hands, and adequate knowledge. However, to master the drywall repair ceiling operations, rigorous hands-on training and expert guidance are the most important.

Financing for the Drywall Framing and Finishing Technician program may be available through scholarships, grants, loans (federal and private), and institutional financing plans. In addition, Grants and Financial Aid are available to students who qualify. By completing our Drywall Framing and Finishing Technician certification program, you’ll get paid to do what you love and choose as a profession. Let’s connect to discuss how Philadelphia Technician Training Institute can help shape your career/future in the industry.


Talk to an Admissions Representative at 215-381-9403 or send an email at info@ptt.edu or chat with us now.

Campus Service

Professional Development
Once the student reaches approximately 700 hours, PTTI’s Career Services department gets them ready for their career with professional development classes. Resume writing, career identification, interview coaching, financial management, and more are part of this course! Professional Development classes help you become a competitive job applicant with strong professional skills to accelerate you into your career.
Resume Building
PTTI’s curriculum includes various projects and certification opportunities and offers valuable internships and externships to build your resume or portfolio. In addition, our career services department helps students develop a marketable and professional resume, custom fit to the student’s desired industry. You will learn how to market yourself and communicate your strengths to companies to get the career you deserve.
Financial Aid Is Available
Many students are surprised how fast they finish the financial aid process with guidance from our team of counselors! PTTI’s Financial Aid team will help you through each step of the process, from creating an account, entrance counseling, and setting up a plan to pay off any loans or payments. Even after graduation, PTTI’s financial aid team is here to help you find the best solutions for ensuring your successful career.
Flexible Class Schedule
By collaborating with PTTI’s Admissions department, our staff will help prospective students enroll in flexible class schedules to fit their current plans. Morning classes occur from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and evening classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks/Refreshments Served Daily
PTTI offers students the benefits of our food drive to help themselves with nutritious snacks and refreshments throughout the day. In addition, PTTI provides meals for you to take home, so they don’t have to worry about shopping while receiving their education. PTTI gets a shipment every Monday and lasts the whole week.

Course FAQ’s

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $18,038 (plus $150 registration fee and Insurance Fee $12 = Total Tuition: $18,200)
Books and supplies: $0
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming standard time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through Grants, Scholarships, Loans (federal and private), and Institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is below:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
We have withheld the median amounts to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 26 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2019-2020, *% finished in 26 weeks.
* The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who complete the programs with PTT Institute is 92%.
*The placement rates vary/change every month. The above number is an average % based on a sample time frame, although the institute is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Have been out of school for a long time. Will I face any trouble?

Drywall Framing and Finishing Program is unlike attending courses at other schools or universities. The course has an 80% hands-on curriculum with the most updated technology in the industry. In addition, PTT Institute courses allow students to accelerate their learning through an online, classroom, and instructor lead format, so you come to track in no time.