Building Maintenance – Career Training
Hands-On Training for a Career Doing Property Repair, Renovations
Learn to Earn. Learn by Doing. Learn a Trade! At Orleans Technical College, you can earn your Trades Diploma in just 6 or 13 months and take the first step toward an exciting career in Building Maintenance. Our career training course is hands-on so that you gain the skills that employers are looking for!
You can develop a wide range of handy skills—from carpentry, electrical, plumbing, A/C and heating to painting, tiling and appliance repair—needed to maintain and renovate homes, residential properties and commercial buildings. Orleans graduates can enter the field as a maintenance mechanic, handling site operations, in apartment complexes, health care facilities, and industrial establishments.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license—both of which are required by many of the employer partners who hire our graduates.
Orleans Tech’s Building Maintenance program teaches diversified skills needed to maintain and renovate commercial and residential properties. Students are taught basic skills in electricity, carpentry, plumbing, heating and air conditioning maintenance. Training also includes painting, papering, and tiling. Students acquire skills in appliance repair, and they receive an introduction to Green Technology and Energy Efficiency in the trades. Students are instructed in safety precautions in the performance of building maintenance tasks, with an emphasis on the proper use of hand and power tools.
6-month day…starts 1/30/23 Apply Now
6-month day…starts 5/1/23 Apply Now
13-month evening…starts 1/24/23 Apply Now
Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as maintenance mechanics in apartment complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings.
Building Maintenance SOC: 49-9071.00 CIP: 46.0401
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of general maintenance and repair workers is expected to grow 4 percent from 2019-2029.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2020 Edition.
Students in this program are eligible to receive industry-recognized certification from NOCTI upon successful completion of certification exams. Students will be eligible to earn the OSHA-10 safety certification, which is the construction industry recognized credential. https://www.careersafeonline.com/
Student Right to Know
Title I, Section 103 of The “Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act” (P.L. 101‐542) requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding to calculate graduation rates of certificate‐ or degree‐seeking, first‐time, full‐time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to all students and prospective students.
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Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and named a 2018 “School of Distinction.”