Painting and Decorating is available to all high school students interested in learning the fundamentals of exterior and interior painting, interior decorating and design, wood finishing and refinishing, drywall finishing, texturing, spray painting, and faux finishing. Students learn through a combination of theory and hands-on training. They apply paint to the interior and exterior surfaces of walls and buildings for the purpose of protection and decoration. Students are taught how to properly use brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Decorative wallpaper, borders, vinyl, fabric, and other materials will be applied to walls giving students an opportunity to utilize actual procedures and skills. Related math teaches the students how to measure properly, estimate and plan work. This course stresses the development of sound work habits and the understanding of labor and management. It provides knowledge of materials and their uses, while exposing students to the proper and safe use of equipment and tools.
60% Hands on Work, 20% Theory, 20% Work Ethic
Algebra I & II, Geometry, Chemistry, College Prep English I-IV
*Industry & Skills Certifications:
Active Listening, Controlled Precision, Physical Strength, Manual Dexterity, Multi-Task, Use in Personal Protective Equipment due to dust and fumes.
Work uniform (painters' overalls & work shirt) Work shoes (leather) Safety Glasses
NCCER Curriculum Levels 1-3 Painting and Decorating 1997 edition
Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center
Mrs. Richards – Painting & Decorating Instructor
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1356
Office Hours:7:15am to 8:00am
11:45am to 12:00pm
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.
* Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.