Facilities maintenance workers are the go-to people that keep apartment buildings, office complexes and other facilities operating smoothly. They must demonstrate ability in a wide variety of core building skills including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, drywall and paint. People looking to increase their skills and knowledge in a variety of trades could benefit from enrolling in our Facilities maintenance Technician program.
Program length – 10 months
Courses provide instruction in various skills such as: general core trades and crafts, drywall and cabinets, doors, paint and floors, HVAC, plumbing systems, motors, electrical, concrete and suspended ceilings. Courses also include study strategies, time management and professional preparation for the field. Somewhat of a stepping stone to construction management, this diploma program can prepare students for entry-level trades and trades management jobs.
Sometimes called maintenance people or maintenance supervisors, they keep machine equipment and building structures in good working order. No day will be the same for these handy folks whose duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. Demand for maintenance and repair workers is expected to increase 5-8% from 2014 through 2024, with 443,700 new job openings.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 5/5/16