Essential Skill Alignment Chart: Painting & Decorating – CIP Code 46.0408

This chart is designed to help students and parents understand the educational and physical expectations and/or recommendations for the Plumbing & Heating program at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. For additional information, please visit the program webpage.

Program Safety & Physical Considerations

  • High degree of self-discipline and focus needed in the program and industry
  • Ability to learn and work in environment with various chemical odors
  • Must have strength and physical stamina and ability to lift 50 pounds overhead
  • Ability to kneel for extended periods of time on hard surfaces and flooring
  • Ability to stand for a long period of time
  • Ability to work in closed spaces
  • No fear of heights and must be able to work on scaffolding and ladders
  • Must be able to work independently and with teams

Essential Aptitudes Recommended

  • Color discrimination
  • Eye/hand/foot coordination
  • Finger and manual dexterity
  • Spatial acuity
  • Arm-hand steadiness

Reading & Language Arts Levels

  • College Prep Reading and Language Arts
  • Text written on grades 10 and 11
  • Technical writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills

Math Level

  • Basic General Math Skills
  • Ability to read ruler and advanced measuring skills
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, decimals; ratio and proportions

End of Year – 12th Grade Assessment Test


Industry Certifications

  • Students will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications in the program

Program Requirements & Related Costs

  • Uniform requirements
    • Shirt: $8
    • Pants: $20
    • Closed-toed shoes 

Cooperative Education

  • Students who meet all the requirements, including teacher recommendation, grades, attendance, and discipline record
  • Students must provide their own transportation to and from the job site

Articulation Agreements

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Statewide Articulation Agreements

Other Skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer Service skills

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