Course Objective

This comprehensive and easy to learn course provides students with skills required to becoming a multi-skilled custodian and maintenance technician.  It provides a solid understanding of safety and the operation of various types of equipment used to clean and maintain residential and/or commercial buildings.

Students will learn the basics of:

  • Carpentry
  • Electricity
  • Plumbing
  • Window and door installation
  • Tiling
  • Wall repair/texturing, and;
  • the use of different cleaning solvents

Description of learning skills and other competencies

Building Maintenance requires considerable skill in the repair and maintenance of buildings and equipment. Work assignments are usually performed without continuous supervision and are generally inspected upon completion.

Some of the work assignments include performing maintenance repairs tasks, such as:

  • Rough carpentry work
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Window and door repairs

Perform plumbing maintenance duties, such as:

  • Repair and Install fixtures
  • leaky faucets
  • Pipes
  • Install toilets
  • Install sinks, drains and supply lines

Minor electrical work, such as:

  • Replace switches
  • Sockets
  • Wall plugs
  • Light bulbs
  • Fluorescent fixtures
  • Fuses and breakers

Employment Opportunities

The successful completion of this course will prepare students for entry-level positions in several types of businesses. Students will acquire a solid understanding of equipment used, OSHA Regulations as they pertain to safety and with it afford the student a competitive edge or various job opportunities which will become available.

Opportunities for employment are available in hotels, schools, restaurants, motels, hospitals, clinics, and other private businesses, which are steadily increasing throughout the county. There are also employment opportunities as Weatherization Specialist, General Building Maintenance Worker, Apartment Maintenance Worker, Custodian, Construction Worker, Building Maintenance Handyman, Window, and Door Installer.