Painting & Decorating

  • Location: East Campus (Oley)
    Instructor:  Rachel Kline
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    CIP Code: 46.0408

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  • Program Entrance Recommendations:

    Reading at grade level
    Algebra I or Geometry
    Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
    Ability to work independently and in a team
    Hand-eye coordination
    Mechanical aptitude

    Career Pathways

    Residential Painter
    Paper Hanger
    Furniture Finisher
    Drywall Taper
    Interior Designer
    Interior Decorator
    Painter, Maintenance
    Painting and Decorating Instructor
    Paint Crew Foreman
    Commercial Painter
    Industrial Painter
    Structural Steel Painter
    Bridge Painter

  • 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.

    Industry Certifications:

    Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate (based on NOCTI)
    OSHA/CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification

    Program Requirements/Costs (approximate):

    Please use the Order Supplies link for the approximate costs of the Textbooks, Tools & Supplies, and Uniforms for this program.

    Industry certification testing fees - $20/test*

    * BCTC will pay for one pair of safety glasses (if required) and may assist with payment for the testing fees or core certification tests (first time only).  Additional safety glasses and testing fees must be paid by the student.


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    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 for further information.

    PBA - Pennsylvania's 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 for more information.

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