Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for those individuals interested in gaining knowledge in a wide variety of maintenance and technical topics. Individuals should be good with their hands, have basic problem-solving skills, and enjoy customer service.
Although not required, we recommend that students have some maintenance experience.
Students are required to attend 100% of the course. If unusual circumstances arise, preventing you from attending one or more class sessions, you can make up this time either by arrangement with an instructor, or within the next cohort. If you have to temporarily drop out of the program, you can come back another session and pick up where you left off at an additional rescheduling charge of $50, paid to MiraCosta College.
Students are expected to attend all classes. Within each area of curriculum, the instructors will be evaluating students on their participation, skills, and where applicable, accuracy on tests. All students are expected to complete all hands-on activities. Based on the students' success within different components of this course, s/he will be recommended for different areas of maintenance. This grading system will maximize the student's strengths. If the instructor(s), at any point, feel that a student may cause harm to either him/herself or others, s/he may be asked to leave the program. In this situation, certifications will not be provided.
If students attend all classes, complete the necessary coursework, and pass the required tests, students will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment from MiraCosta College.
There are a number of employment opportunities for facility management professionals within factories, school districts, stores, offices, hospitals, municipalities, and apartment complexes. Some positions may require that you obtain further training in addition to having the necessary experience. Other jobs that might be available include: chief building maintenance engineer.
Students enrolled in this program will gain instruction in the maintenance and repair of systems, components, and processes commonly found in industrial manufacturing, office buildings, schools, hotels and resorts, hospitals and apartment complexes. This 136-hour program will provide a combination of classroom and field instruction, as well as preparation to sit for several professionally recognized certifications that can lead to employment and career growth in the facility maintenance field.
o Maintenance principles
o Plan reading and interpretation
o Mechanics and mechanical principles
o Fundamentals of electricity
o Electrical systems
o Programmable logic controllers and programming basics
o Boiler systems and system maintenance
Plus information on professional organizations and certifications. We will provide
assistance and direction for job search and work readiness, and upon successful
completion of the course, graduates will receive a Certificate of Accomplishment.