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Drywall Program

In our Drywall program, students will learn to install exterior framing and sheeting, mouldings, furring, and lathing products, and thermal, fire, sound, and vapour barrier insulation and sealants. They will also be trained in installing moulded and cast forms, sheet wall and ceiling panels, and interior window and door frames. Students will also learn about proper insulation applications and working with installed services, as well as working with both wood and metal framing. They will also work in conjunction with the seven other trades to learn project planning and collaboration on the job site.

General Information




1 Semester (26 Weeks)

Jackson’s Point, ON


Intake Information

Start date

Program Size

Registration Closes

Next Term          

July 5, 2021

15 Spots


January 2022     

Program Description


This 26-week program includes exposure to taping and finishing wallboard (drywall), applying, maintaining and restoring plaster and similar materials on interior and exterior walls, ceilings and building partitions for decorative, soundproof and fire-rated applications. Students will also learn theoretical and practical applications, such as textured concrete, applying coats of plaster to foundation materials, and installing, repairing and restoring mouldings and other decorative applications.

Career Opportunities


As a Drywall Finisher, you’ll prepare surfaces by taping, filling, sanding and finishing walls. Students will also have the opportunity to seek positions in installing pre-fabricated panels and partition walls, exterior structural steel studs and sheeting, framing exterior walls, doors, windows, affixing anchors and bracing, installing thermal and sound insulation, attenuation blankets and installing and sealing vapour barriers, which can be applied in multiple industries. Drywall acoustic mechanic and lathers erect various exterior and interior stud wall partitions, install metal door frames, window frames, a variety of acoustical ceilings, and precast mouldings for columns and ceilings. In addition, they also install x-ray shielding, thermal and sound insulation and a variety of drywall panels and metal and vinyl trims.

Find out more about this career by visiting the Ontario Labour Market’s website Plasterers, drywall installers and finishers and lathers

Admission Information

Admission requirements

  • Grade 10 Math (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (18 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must also be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada.

Additional Courses Included

  • Academic Upgrading
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume Writing
  • Working from Heights
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Confined Spaces Awareness
  • Lock Out /Tag Out
  • Other Safety Training as Required by Program