Coatings Application Specialist
This certificate of apprenticeship program from FTI allows students to learn corrosion protection of steel and concrete on complex industrial structures.
Coating Application Specialist
Coating Application Specialists apply techniques to prepare substrates for coating and lining application. Techniques may include removal of rust, mill scale and previously applied hazardous coatings utilizing industry‐specific tools and techniques. Industrial Specialists apply/install protective coatings and linings to steel and concrete on complex structures, such as bridges and towers; waterfront structures, such as locks and dam, metal and manufacturing facilities.
Students will learn to apply their theoretical knowledge and skills to the corrosion protection of steel and concrete on complex industrial structures through course work in Health and Safety Awareness for Application Specialists, surface preparation and coating materials properties, and application.
Recognized and registered with the Department of Labor, students completing these programs will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship in one of the following areas – Glazier, Glassworker, Coating Application Specialist, Drywall Finisher, or Commercial Painter.
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