Facilities Maintenance

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Facility maintenance is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology.

Core competencies include communication, emergency preparedness and business continuity, environmental stewardship and sustainability, operations and maintenance.

Careers in Facilities Maintenance have good pay with a pathway for advancement. Almost every industry needs facilities maintenance technicians from schools and colleges, to Advanced Manufacturing companies and high tech companies.

Join the Facilities Maintenance program at West Valley College today!

Median Salary: $51,530

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Career Pathways

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  • Facilities Management Technician Career Pathway

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

Required Courses

Limited Instruction

  • Building & Environmental Awareness
  • Communications Soft Skills
  • Basic Arithmetic
  • Microsoft Office – Computer Skills Overview
  • Safety Training
  • Work Order Management Systems Overview
  • Trouble Shooting Skills – Problem Solving

M8, M9 Instructor Review & Participation

  • Introduction to Energy Auditing
  • History of Audits
  • Legislative Drive Forces
  • Difference Between Residential & Commercial Audits
  • Different Levels, Types of Energy Efficiency Audits
  • Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Upgrades and Practices
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Considerations and Best Practices
  • ASHRAE Level 1 Overview, Walk Through Analysis Survey, and Report Generation.

OSHA Training and Certification

Course Number Course Title Hours
NCWP 001 Essential Communication Skills for the Workplace 18 hours
NCWP 003 Leadership Skills for the Workplace 18 hours
NCCA 242 Beginning Microsoft Word Documents 18 hours
NCCA 200 Computer Keyboarding 18 hours

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  • Subject: Noncredit Facilities Main
Last Updated 12/3/21