Area of Study: Certificate of Proficiency in Painting
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency
Students must be currently working in a registered apprenticeship program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
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. The apprenticeship certificate recognizes student attaining journey level status at the completion of the technical studies. Apprentices may apply technical studies together with general education coursework toward the Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in Painting.