Area of Study: Applied Industrial Technology (Painting) Apprenticeship Program
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Industrial Technology with a concentration in Painting.
Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
The apprenticeship program prepares the student to work as a journey-level Painter, as well as earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology. A four-year apprenticeship emphasizes the skill set required to be a highly skilled craftsman. Painters prepare surfaces of buildings and other structures and then apply paint and other compounds by means of brushes, rollers and sprayers. Painters apply a variety of substances including varnish, lacquers and enamels to interior surfaces and exterior structures. They may also work with wallpaper, vinyl and other materials, as well as mix paints, sandblast and waterblast.