WATC is offering a new program beginning January 2011 and wants to launch it by awarding scholarships to the first 10 people interested who meet the scholarship requirements. The program is for a technical certificate in Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technology.
Scholarships will cover full tuition and fees. The technical certificate of Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The program consists of 44 credit hours and costs approximately $6,853.00.
Interested applicants can complete the Aerospace Coatings and Paint Technology Scholarship online.
The coatings program will equip students to enter the aviation field in an area that combines technology and art. Students will learn about coatings composition explaining why the coatings offer protective qualities. In addition, students will be trained in the skill of coatings application and maintenance, and learn the art of creating and matching colors and special effects. The combination of a broad knowledge of aerospace coatings and methods of application provides students with the ability to move into an array of employment opportunities. Students will have the skills necessary to enter laboratory or support positions at coatings suppliers and laboratory or production positions in manufacturing and refinish shops.
The courses in this program will provide training for aircraft painters, lab technicians, and engineering technicians related to coatings used throughout the certification and manufacturing process. WATC courses cover beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics in coatings, and will provide insight into coatings, how it relates to aerospace, application, lab testing, color, and detail work.
“These scholarships are a great opportunity for a student to begin a career in an exciting, high-tech, high-wage profession,” said Sheree Utash, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Learner Services.