How to Select a Building Maintenance School
A building maintenance school program should cover study in several industry-wide maintenance competencies. These fields may include heating and air conditioning, electrician work, construction and plumbing. Coursework might involve maintenance plumbing, job safety, welding, brazing, wiring and communication.
School websites often highlight jobs that are obtainable upon graduation, and students can look to see if they meet their career objectives. Trade and industry supervisors and facility maintenance foremen are some of the possible positions. Graduates of these programs can also work in property management, although this career often requires work experience.
Summary of considerations:
- Study programs should cover study in several maintenance competencies.
- Building maintenance technology programs are most commonly offered as certificate programs and associate's degrees.
A certificate program covers basic aspects of the industry, such as blueprint reading, carpentry, masonry, framing, measuring, and troubleshooting. The chance to learn other trades, including basic air conditioning, electricity and plumbing, is available to students.
An associate's degree program combines the features of a certificate program along with general education requirements. Students learn about reinforcing building codes and scheduling and planning projects. An associate's degree may also involve more real-world experience, such as a co-op or internship program with a local business or contractor.
10 Schools with Building Maintenance Programs
|Community College of Alleghney County||2-year, Public|
|Pima Community College||2-year, Public|
|Owens Community College||2-year, Public|
|Metropolitan Community College||2-year, Public|
|Red Rocks Harford Community College||2-year, Public|
|Harford Community College||2-year, Public|
|Erie Community College||2-year, Public|
|Macomb Community College||2-year, Public|
|Richland Community College||2-year, Public|
|Des Moines Area Community College||2-year, Public|