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Building Maintenance Technician

Building Maintenance Technician

Students who earn this certificate have learned many residential and commercial facets of Building Maintenance including job safety; floor repair, cleaning, and maintenance; lock and key systems; painting; roofing; plumbing; heating and cooling; and electricity. A Building Maintenance Technician is eligible for employment, by a property owner or as a contractor, working in condominiums, apartment buildings, office buildings, schools, and many other residential and commercial settings.

To complete this continuing education certificate, you must complete the following courses:

  • TEC-8310 Building Maintenance Technician 1, Part 1
  • TEC-8320 Building Maintenance Technician 1, Part 2
  • TEC-8330 Building Maintenance Technician II, Part 1
  • TEC-8350 Building Maintenance Technician II, Part 2
  • TEC-8360 Building Maintenance Technician III, Part 1
  • TEC-8370 Building Maintenance Technician III, Part 2

TEC-8310 Building Maintenance Technician 1, Part 1

All buildings need maintenance.  From caring for the floors to minor repairs and equipment maintenance, the facility worker is expected to keep the building functioning and the occupants safe and comfortable. This training will focus on locks and key systems; and the care of floors and other surfaces.  Job safety will be stressed in all facets of this training and the trainees will discuss the proper time to call in a professional to examine or repair these systems.  Proper use of basic tools will be discussed.  The operation, maintenance, and adjustment of basic lock mechanisms will be demonstrated.  Key control, master key systems, panic bars, and other accessories for building security will be discussed.  Trainees will discuss the tasks involved in daily, routine maintenance of floors and above-the-floor surfaces. Step-by-step methods to use in caring for various floors and floor coverings will be demonstrated. The cleaning of walls, windows, furniture, and other surfaces that require maintenance in commercial buildings will also be demonstrated.

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TEC-8320 Building Maintenance Technician 1, Part 2

This Building Maintenance course provides instruction on the safe and proper use of painting tools and materials, as well as describes the methods of applying interior and exterior masking and coverings for surface protection. Other training topics include preparation of tools, materials, and surfaces/substrates; cleaning and conditioning agents; etching and neutralization; moisture detection; repair and replacement of substrates; properties and functions of paintings/coatings; brushing and rolling applications; proper mixing and surface application; and safe and proper cleanup and storage of paint, tools, and materials.

Prerequisite: TEC-8310 Building Maintenance 1, Part 1

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TEC-8330 Building Maintenance Technician II, Part 1

In Building Maintenance II, Part 1, the trainee is introduced to identification of various building materials; proper roofing safety, handling, and storing of building and framing materials; use of fasteners and adhesives; residential and commercial roofing systems, safety requirements; various applications and associated materials; and installation techniques.

Prerequisite: TEC-8320 Building Maintenance 1, Part 2

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TEC-8350 Building Maintenance Technician II, Part 2

In Building Maintenance II, Part 2, the trainee is introduced to the types of materials used in plumbing fixture manufacturing; sinks, lavatories, and faucets; bathtubs and showers; drinking fountains and water coolers; and common appliances connected by a plumber. The trainee also observes standards of safety and etiquette while performing plumbing services. Also discussed and demonstrated are troubleshooting of various plumbing fixtures, piping systems, valves, appliances, and drain-waste-vent systems.

Prerequisite: TEC-8330 Building Maintenance II, Part 1

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TEC-8360 Building Maintenance Technician III, Part 1

Building Maintenance III, Part 1 involves thorough introductions to heating and cooling. Trainees will learn the fundamental concepts of heating and combustion, heat transfer, and identification of heating fuels and combustion characteristics. Trainees learn to identify and describe forced-air gas, hydronic, and electric heating systems, as well as components and common maintenance practices. In addition, trainees will learn fundamental concepts of the mechanical refrigeration cycle and components required to make it work. Identification and description of common refrigerants; primary and secondary controls; compressors, condensers, and evaporators; calibration; and metering will be discussed and demonstrated.

Prerequisite: TEC-8350 Building Maintenance II, Part 2

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TEC-8370 Building Maintenance Technician III, Part 2

Building Maintenance III, Part 2 focuses on electricity for building maintenance. Trainees will learn how to select and size various outlet, pull, and junction boxes, identify various types of devices, and demonstrate wiring installation procedures. Other topics included are computation of branch circuit loads and understanding installation requirements, ground fault circuit interrupters, wiring methods, electrical systems, and service entrance equipment. The trainee will also learn the proper use of voltmeters, ohmmeters, clamp-on ammeters, multimeters, megohmmeters, and motor and phase rotation testers.

Prerequisite: TEC-8360 Building Maintenance III, Part 1

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