Course Summary
This apprenticeship is federal/state registered
Credit Type:
Occupation Title:
Type of Apprenticeship Program:
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
60 hours
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
800-1000 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 7 Introduction to Painter-Decorator Trade

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:

  • - Explain the various career opportunities and job requirements of the painter/decorator trade
  • Identify appropriate tools, equipment, and materials and application processes for various projects
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate area preparation prior to applications
  • Identify appropriate application procedures as required by various coating materials
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises
  • Project-based Instruction
  • Work-based Learning
  • Practicum

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
Supplemental Materials