Course Summary
This apprenticeship is federal/state registered
Credit Type:
Occupation Title:
Type of Apprenticeship Program:
Estimated length of On the Job Training (OJT):
160-480 hours
Estimated length of Related Training Instruction (RTI):
16 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Construction Trades

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 origin and history of Union Trade Groups and Apprenticeship Training programs
  • Perform knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, computing, safety and sexual harassment prevention
  • Describe Green Building construction principles and energy efficient construction materials.
  • Demonstrate construction trade math using construction field calculators
  • interpret Architectural Drawings or Building Blueprints.
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises
  • Practicum

Methods of Assessment:

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