ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T, formerly UMR, is offering its short course, "Basic Composition of Coatings," March 24-28, 2014. 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 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 be offered 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 the “Basic Composition of Coatings" and “Introduction to Paint Formulation" courses.

Courses are held on Missouri S&T’s Rolla, MO, campus.

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