Course

Course Summary
This apprenticeship is federal/state registered
Credit Type:
Apprenticeship
ACE ID:
IFTI-0005
Occupation Title:
Painter-Decorator
Type of Apprenticeship Program:
Hybrid
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
400-600 hours
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
24 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Construction Materials with Lab
Description

Occupation Description:

Painter-decorators (also known as Painter-Commercial, Painter Construction) apply decorative and protective finishes in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial settings. They prepare a variety of surfaces (wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, synthetics, stucco and metal) prior to the application of materials such as paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, varnish, shellac, wall coverings and special decorative finishes.

Program Description:

The 3-year Painter-Decorator apprenticeship program outlines a hybrid approach of on-the-job learning (OJL) and related classroom instruction. Apprentices successfully completing this program apply their skills and abilities as Painter-decoratorsin residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial settings.Painter-decorators are employed by construction companies, painting contractors, building maintenance contractors, or are self-employed. They work on projects such as home interiors and exteriors, residential high rises, wall covering work, industrial tanks and plants, bridges, airports, institutions, marine and offshore projects, and other commercial and industrial projects.

Program Objective:

The objective of this course is to prepare students for a career as a Painter Decorator.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Select proper paint applicators for various paint projects
  • understand detailed information about the various paint and coating materials used in the industry and their best uses
  • apply this knowledge for practical applications and determine the best use for various substrates.
  • Material covered will include color, tinting, graining, dyes, sealers, and adhering to manufacturer’s requirements of their respective products
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials