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Programs of Study

Building and Property Maintenance (Certificate)

Program Objective

The Building and Property Maintenance certificate program will prepare students to enter the workforce ready to perform general maintenance and upkeep on buildings and properties. Students will learn basic maintenance and repair skills required in the upkeep of building and property systems. Instruction includes areas such as air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, major appliances, grounds keeping, computer skills, and customer service.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as maintenance mechanics, general maintenance workers, grounds keepers, and maintenance technicians. Entry-level employees can expect to earn $28,250-$34,500 per year.
Typical employers are hotels, government entities, educational intuitions, retirement communities, resorts, healthcare facilities, and apartment complexes.

Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Graduates will possess the skills necessary to obtain entry-level maintenance positions.
Student Learning Outcomes – Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate competency in basic electrical skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in basic carpentry skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in basic heating and air conditioning repair.
  • Practice safe working conditions according to OSHA standards.

Goal 2: Graduates will develop critical thinking skills for troubleshooting and prioritizing tasks.
Student Learning Outcomes – Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify maintenance requirements, including preventative maintenance and repair needs.
  • Prioritize tasks for efficient repair and maintenance of property and buildings.

Goal 3: Graduates will develop customer service and communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes – Graduates will:

  • Develop clear and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Develop skills necessary to serve internal and external customers with respect and exceptional service.
  • Develop the employability skills necessary to become a productive member of the workforce.
  • Enhance computer skills to facilitate effective communication requirements.

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