Painting & Decorating
Instructor Rachel Kline | East Campus | CIP Code 46.0408
This program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) through the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and provides participants with defined career paths in the industry. The hands-on-approach to the training gives students ample opportunity to hone their skills and fine-tune their talents.
In this program students are given instruction and practical experience in all aspects of painting, staining, finishing, and wall- paper hanging. Students also learn surface stripping and preparation, brush and spray painting skills, paper hanging, cost estimation, furniture refinishing, color coordinating, interior decorating, tile setting, faux finishing, care and use of equipment, and safety practices.
Upon graduation, students may seek employment in several areas or with further training and education may pursue more advanced career options, such as interior design and decorating.
NCCER – National Center for Construction Education and Research
The Painting and Decorating program participates in NCCER. This curricula and training process is supported by trade associations, contractors, schools, construction and maintenance users, pipeline operators, manufacturers, and third-party training providers. Visit www.nccer.org for further information.
PBA – Pennsylvania Builder’s Association
The program is a PBA endorsed program, which allows students who complete the program at the competent and above level to earn a PBA Certification. Visit www.pabuilders.org for more information.
CAREER PATHWAYS CAN LEAD TO:*
Painting & Decorating Instructor
Paint Crew Foreman
Structural Steel Painter
*Requires post-secondary training.
OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
College Advanced Credits:
Pennsylvania College of Technology - Up to 4 credits
There are specific costs for textbooks, tools, supplies, uniforms, certifications; and for some programs, medical and criminal clearances that students are obligated to pay upon acceptance. These costs change annually.
Program Entrance Recommendations:
ο Reading at grade level
o Ability to read tape measure and ruler
o Problem-solving/ troubleshooting skills
o Ability to work independently and in a team
o Hand-eye coordination
o Mechanical aptitude
o Ability to add, subtract, and multiply fractions