CCAI Finishing Academy

There is an ongoing and expansive need for skilled employees in the world of industrial finishing. The CCAI Finishing Academy was established provide training to existing personnel as well as new talent. Through the academy, an in-depth curriculum addressing multiple facts of industrial finishing has been developed. Currently available as online courses, in-person training classes will be available in the future.

Online training courses are beneficial for those currently employed in the industrial finishing industry as well as those new to the industry. The self-paced courses are led by an industry expert and include weekly quizzes, forum participation, and a final project. Students also receive a copy of the CCAI training manual associated with their course.

Currently the Powder Coating course and Liquid Coating course are offered. Pretreatment and System Design courses will launch soon.

POWDER COATING ONLINE COURSE

This course addresses all aspects of the powder coating process, including formulation, manufacturing of powder coatings, powder coating materials, material handling, surface preparation, powder application equipment and systems, curing technology, quality, maintenance, troubleshooting and overall costs for operating a powder coating line. The course includes a copy of CCAI’s “Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications (Sixth Edition)” training manual and an industry expert as the instructor.

LIQUID COATING ONLINE COURSE

This course addresses all aspects of the liquid coating process including material handling, hanging methods, surface preparation and curing. Students will learn about the benefits and various types of liquid coatings, including formulating and testing. The course will also cover the operational costing of a liquid coating system, health and safety, and maintenance and troubleshooting of liquid coating equipment. The course includes a copy of CCAI’s “Liquid Coatings & Equipment for Industrial Finishing Applications” training manual and an industry expert as the instructor.

Training in the CCAI class room. Training in the CCAI class room. Training in the CCAI finishing lab.
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