Course Number:
CT 105
Transcript Title:
Wall and Ceiling Framing
Aug 09, 2022
Aug 17, 2022
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

MTH 98 or placement into MTH 65; placement into IRW 115 or WR 115

Course Description

Introduces wall framing methods and principles currently used in construction and following Oregon building codes. Includes wall layout and assembly of studs, corners, partitions and openings. Addresses the calculation of material quantities and the application of related building codes. Prerequisites: MTH 98 or placement into MTH 65; placement into IRW 115 or WR 115. Audit Available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Estimate materials required for wall framing project.
  2. Identify the main parts of a wall frame and its layout.
  3. Follow local building codes for wall and ceiling construction.
  4. Construct and erect wall sections and partitions.
  5. Apply air and weather resistant barriers.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Outcomes are assessed through a combination of hands-on and written assessments.  Priority is given to hands-on proficiency based assessment in an environment that requires demonstration of skills necessary for success in industry.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

Outcome #1: Estimate materials required for wall framing project.
  • Calculate the amount of sheathing required
  • Determine the number of studs required to reach 16” on center
  • Create a stock plan to determine wall and ceiling framing members required
Outcome #2: Identify the parts of a wall frame and its layout.
  • Identify sole plates, top plates, studs and headers
  • Demonstrate methods to frame wall corners
  • Review and interpret site plans to determine location of rough openings
Outcome #3: Follow local building codes for wall and ceiling construction.
  • Identify appropriate codes that apply to wall and ceiling construction
  • Read and interpret codes
  • Follow and apply code standards
Outcome #4: Demonstrate the construction and erection of wall sections and partitions.
  • Construct partition intersections
  • Demonstrate the construction of a header
  • Review safety procedures when constructing wall sections
  • Plumb wall upon erection
Outcome #5: Apply air and weather resistant barriers.
  • Identify appropriate material and grades
  • Installation of material to block leaks and infiltration
  • Determine proper installation

Suggested Texts and Materials

Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition, Wagner, Smith