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Facility Maintenance Technician

Certificate of Completion

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 NumberCourse TitleHours
NCFM001Facilities Maintenance Job Readiness38 - 42 hours
NCFM002OSHA-10 Training9 - 10 hours
NCFM003Energy Auditing Fundamentals – Commercial Buildings38 - 42 hours
NCFM004Facilities Maintenance Technician Training81 - 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.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of introductory skills associated with evaluating energy and building performance within facilities maintenance.
  • Demonstrate awareness and familiarity of the different types of systems, equipment and skills needed by a Facility Maintenance Technician.
  • Analyze workplace health and safety risks by applying OSHA regulations.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge, abilities and understanding to perform general repairs and maintenance within a commercial building that includes general skills in lighting, heating ventilation & air-conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, electrical and IAQ-environmental awareness.
Last Updated 7/19/23