Philadelphia Building Maintenance School

Hands-On Training for a Career Doing Property Repair, Renovations

Learn by doing! 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! Click here if you’d like to Schedule an Admissions Appointment to check out all that we have to offer!

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 in apartment complexes, health care facilities, and industrial establishments.

  • Program Objective

    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.

  • Upcoming Classes

    NIGHT CLASS–April 8, 2019 Apply Now

    June 3, 2019 Apply Now

  • Employment Opportunities

    Graduates are prepared for entry-level employment as maintenance mechanics in apartment complexes, healthcare facilities, industrial establishments, and commercial buildings.

    Career Outlook

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of general maintenance and repair workers is expected to grow 8 percent from 2016-2026.
    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2018-19 Edition.

  • Industry Certification

    Students in this program are eligible to receive industry recognized certification from NOCTI upon successful completion of certification exams.

  • Gainful Employment Information

    Building Maintenance SOC: 49-9071.00 CIP: 46.0401

    For Gainful Employment Information, including costs, financing, related jobs, and graduate completion and employment statistics, click on one of the links below:

    > Click Here for 6-month (Day) Program
    > Click Here for 13-month (Evening) Program

    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.

    > Click here for the Student Right-to-Know report for the Building Maintenance program

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and valid driver’s license.

Orleans Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and named a 2017-18 “School of Distinction.”