Surface Finishing Academy

About The Surface Finishing Academy

The intent of the ISFA is to provide educational opportunities for as many people around the world as possible in the science and art of surface finishing. Currently, we offer a variety of workshops, courses, and training programs all across the United States, making our classes more accessible to students nationwide. The ISFA offers professional instruction in areas such as Powder Coating, Electroplating, Cleaning Technology, OSHA standards and regulations, and Nanotechnology, to name a few. Opportunities to learn extend to those that are new to Surface Finishing, as well as seasoned Finishers. We emphasize a solid foundation of core industry disciplines and teach these throughout the academy. We also understand the importance of fostering professional interaction within our industry; thus, students will be encouraged to enhance their learning experience through continued interaction with their peers and instructors.

Through our various courses, workshops, publications, community forums and other tools we provide continued support and guidance, assisting our students throughout their career. In the future, we will be extending our courses to students across the globe by offering both on-site and distance learning opportunities. If they can’t come to us, the Surface Finishing Academy will come to them.

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The intent of the ISFA is to provide educational opportunities for as many people around the world as possible in the science and art of surface finishing. Currently, we offer a variety of workshops, courses, and training programs all across the United States, making our classes more accessible to students nationwide. The ISFA offers professional instruction in areas such as Powder Coating, Electroplating, Cleaning Technology, OSHA standards and regulations, and Nanotechnology, to name a few. Opportunities to learn extend to those that are new to Surface Finishing, as well as seasoned Finishers. We emphasize a solid foundation of core industry disciplines and teach these throughout the academy. We also understand the importance of fostering professional interaction within our industry; thus, students will be encouraged to enhance their learning experience through continued interaction with their peers and instructors. Through our various courses, workshops, publications, community forums and other tools we provide continued support and guidance, assisting our students throughout their career. In the future, we will be extending our courses to students across the globe by offering both on-site and distance learning opportunities. If they can’t come to us, the Surface Finishing Academy will come to them.

Quality Programs

Supplying the highest quality course materials is something we take very seriously at the ISFA. We are committed to offering an education that is on par with the demands of the industry. We keep a watchful eye on leading edge developments in Surface Finishing to ensure our students receive the education they need to meet the challenges of an evolving industry. The various programs we offer take students to another level on both a personal and professional scale.

Professional Atmosphere

A dedicated, well-qualified staff is the foundation for our success, and the success of our students. The academy embodies skilled and proficient staff and instructors who demonstrate professionalism, mastery of subject knowledge, and industry leadership. Our students reap the biggest rewards from this arrangement - in addition to valuable instruction, they can feel confident that their questions will be answered in class, and in detail. Additionally, we are very selective when choosing locations to host our workshops, and make our choices based on the quality of the facility and the service they provide us. Hotels and conference centers must meet specific guidelines to be considered as a hosting site for our courses.