Painting and Decorating

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Brighten a dreary room, highlight a home’s architectural detail or launch a rewarding career. In our nationally accredited Painting & Decorating program, students learn how paint can do it all.

As students learn to create inviting interiors and exteriors for residential and commercial structures, they’re introduced to the following skills:

  • Stripping, spackling and otherwise preparing surfaces for paint.
  • Applying paint using a variety of brush, spray and faux finishing techniques
  • Removing and hanging wallpaper and other wall coverings
  • Staining and finishing wood, as well as varnishing and restoring furniture
  • Color coordination and interior decorating

Practicing on-the-job safety, developing product knowledge and producing cost estimates are important elements of the program, too. Students hone their skills through a combination of expert instruction and hands-on training with professional-grade equipment. Training includes on-campus maintenance projects and off-campus activities like painting LCTI’s student-built house.

Upperclassmen are encouraged to test their skills by securing resume-building internships or co-op positions with local companies, such as Sherwin Williams. They also have multiple opportunities to earn industry credentials that signal their experience to employers and qualify them for articulated college credits.

 

Our Painting & Decorating program is accredited by the following organization:

NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research)

Industry Certifications

Painting & Decorating students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • NCCER Credentials
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI
  • Pennsylvania Builders Association Skills Certificate

College Credits

The following colleges have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Painting & Decorating students to earn credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

 

Career Pathways

with industry certifications:
  • Residential/Commercial/Industrial Painter
  • Wallcovering Installer
  • Furniture Finisher/Restorer
with associate or bachelor’s degree:
  • Interior Designer
  • Construction Manager

PROGRAM DETAILS

Teacher: Keith Lyons

Email: lyonsk@lcti.org

WHAT'S HAPPENING

LCTI students tackle community service project in Allentown

By LCTI on 12 January 2017

Painting & Decorating students are giving the Community Commitment Inc. facility a makeover.

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Painting & Decorating program’s Occupational Advisory Committee:

Student Organizations

Painting & Decorating students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.