CCOG for BCT 121 Summer 2024

Course Number:
BCT 121
Course Title:
Wall Framing
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Course Description

Covers wood wall framing methods and principles currently used in residential construction. Includes wall layout and assembly of studs, corners, partitions and openings. Includes calculating material quantities, related codes, structural sheathing, interior wall bracing, bay framing, window box framing, framing arched openings and stair framing construction. Prerequisites: BCT 106 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to: 

  • Estimate wall framing materials
  • Lay out and assemble wall framing components
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with others

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. Students will individually layout a typical wall section complete with

   door and window openings.                        

2. Students will individually identify conventional wall framing parts and terminology.

3. Students will collaboratively construct various wall systems.

4. Students will individually complete a wall material take-off from a plan.                               

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts:

Wall systems

Fastening systems

Seismic requirements

Wood framed walls

Metal framed walls

Floor sheathing                                                                            

Square footage

Board footage

Collaborative work practice

Job site safety

Squaring techniques

Building codes

Repetitive framing members

Wall materials take off

Process skills:

Safe and proper operation of hand and power tools.


Labor, material and equipment estimating.

Work methods.

Blueprint and specification reading.

Wall layout.

Wall assembly.

Verbal communications.

Written communications

Mathematical computations