Facilities Maintenance

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Facilities Maintenance Technician Certificate

The Facilities Maintenance Technician Certificate is a two-semester, 5-7 month program that provides a general overview of the core-competencies needed as well as hands-on experience in facilities maintenance. The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a Facility Maintenance Technician, Energy Efficiency Auditor, or careers in sustainability jobs.


Required Courses (182 hours)
Course Number Course Title Hours
NCFM 1 Facilities Maintenance Job Readiness 42 hours
NCFM 2 OSHA-10 Training 10 hours
NCFM 3 Energy Auditing Fundamentals: Commercial Buildings 42 hours
NCFM 4 Facilities Maintenance Technician Training 90 hours

Course Descriptions

29-32 hours

This course provides a general overview of core-competencies identified by industry leaders for entry level positions as a Facility Maintenance Technician. Students will have the opportunity to learn 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.

29-32 hours

This course provides a general overview of skill sets needed by students and incumbent workers who are interested in a career involving Facilities Maintenance and Energy Analytics and Auditing. Some of the primary subject topics that will be discussed are: What is an energy auditor, the difference between residential and commercial energy audits, the different levels and types of energy efficiency audits, the history of audits, energy efficiency and sustainable upgrades and practices, indoor air quality considerations and impacts, driving forces with legislation, and the ASHRAE LI walk-through assessment process report generation.

Career Pathways

Within a short amount of time, initial training, and experience, numerous employment opportunities are available that will result into a life-long career as a Facilities Maintenance Technician.

  • Facilities Maintenance Technician Trainee
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
  • Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Average USA Salary Range: $40K–$65K

  • Facilities Maintenance Technician I
  • Electrical, Plumbing or HVAC Technician
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician II
  • Commercial & Residential
  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Retail, Mixed Use, etc.
  • Lead Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Average USA Salary Range: $65K–$85K

  • Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Lead Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Director of Facilities Maintenance
  • Facilities General Manager
  • Facility Manager

Average USA Salary Range: $85K–$200K

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  • Facilities Management Technician Career Pathway
Career Info

Median Salary: $51,530

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Last Updated 6/23/22