ROLLA, MO - Missouri S&T announced the dates for short courses offered in the spring, summer and fall.

"Basic Composition of Coatings" will be offered September 22-26, 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. Basic Composition is primarily a lecture course with several laboratory demonstrations.

"Introduction to Paint Formulation" will be offered May 19-23, 2014 and October 20-24, 2014. This course is intended to give the person 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. The course was initiated by a number of raw material companies and distributors requesting a course with this format. It 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, e-mail or call 573/341.4419.

These courses are held on the Rolla, MO, campus.