The Facilities Maintenance Technician Certificate is a two-semester, 6-month program that provides a general overview of the core-competencies identified by industry leaders as well as hands-on experience in facilities maintenance. The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a Facility Maintenance Technician and Energy Efficiency Auditor, or careers in sustainability jobs In the first semester, the program provides a job readiness overview, covering topics such as a 360°-building tour, environmental awareness, communication skills, basic arithmetic calculations, computer skills, safety training, work order management systems, and troubleshooting and problem-solving skills related to being a Facilities Maintenance Technician. The program also provides an overview of skill-sets needed in jobs related to energy auditing and analytics. The second semester gives students OSHA-10 safety training as well as hands-on lab instruction and exercises of the following primary core competencies: safety training, general skills in construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC and IAQ-environmental awareness and knowledge. Possible career options include Facility Maintenance Technicians and Energy Efficiency Auditors or careers in sustainability and custodial related jobs.
Program Requirements (166-184 hours)
|Course Number||Course Title||Hours|
|NCFM001||Facilities Maintenance Job Readiness||38 - 42 hours|
|NCFM002||OSHA-10 Training||9 - 10 hours|
|NCFM003||Energy Auditing Fundamentals – Commercial Buildings||38 - 42 hours|
|NCFM004||Facilities Maintenance Technician Training||81 - 90 hours|
Total Certificate Hours: 166-184 hours
Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.