ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T (formerly UMR) will be offering three short courses in the spring and summer of 2012.

“Basic Composition of Coatings" will be offered March 26-30, 2012. The course is intended for new personnel in the coatings profession. It targets the components of coatings (resin, pigments, extenders, solvents and additives), testing and specifications, general formulation, and manufacturing methods. It is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

“Introduction to Paint Formulation" will be offered June 4-8, 2012. This course provides a fundamental knowledge of how to approach a starting formulation and troubleshoot it. It involves both lecture and laboratory work.

"Introduction to Coatings Composition and Specifications" will be offered July 18-20, 2012. This course is designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production. It is a two-and-a-half-day course that will discuss the types of coatings, the basic composition of coatings, and the tests and specifications used by the industry. This course will allow the participant to gain the fundamentals needed to work in this industry and to communicate more clearly.

For more information, visit To register, contact Catherine Hancock at or or call 573/341.4419.