ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T Coatings Institute is offering three short courses this spring and summer.

"Basic Composition of Coatings" will take place March 24-28, 2014. This 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 May 19-23, 2014. 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 take place July 21-23, 2014. This course is designed for the new coatings person in areas such as sales, marketing or production. It is not as heavily technical as is the “Basic Composition of Coatings" and “Introduction to Paint Formulation" courses.

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

All course are held at Missouri S&T’s Rolla, MO, campus.