Maintenance Technician

Prepare for an entry-level career in residential maintenance.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program Information

The Maintenance Technician program prepares students for entry-level employment and advancement as a maintenance technician in the residential property industry working with homes, apartments, townhouses, condominiums and other multi-unit complexes. Homeowners, real estate investors and property managers who with to make their own repairs would also benefit. Gain knowledge and hands-on skill development in electrical, HVAC, painting, mechanical and appliance service and repairs, as well as lock and key services and property inspection. Learn strategies for establishing and maintaining curb appeal, recreational facilities and common areas. Additional topics include safety, processing work orders, preventative maintenance schedules, repair and replacement decisions, fair housing and environmental regulation compliance, professional appearance and behavior and communication with residents, team members and contractors.

Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) credential exam offered by the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI). Those who pass the exam will receive a provisional certificate; after documenting and submitting one year of industry experience, NAAEI will grant the full credential.

Note: Prospective students with limited trades experience are encouraged to complete Introduction to Construction prior to enrolling in this program.

Contact Hours: 80

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Register for and attend a Funding Information Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this program is next offered.

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