Building Maintenance and Construction

The purpose of these certificates is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the building maintenance, repair and construction industries.

Program highlights

  • Focuses on broad, transferable skills, stresses the understanding of all aspects of the building maintenance and repair
  • Training includes sectors in residential and light commercial building maintenance and construction in the areas of carpentry, electrical, HVAC and plumbing as well as other related topics.
  • You'll enjoy small classes, the convenience of flexible class times and a nearby location.
  • Dedicated instructors and excellent student services - all at an affordable cost.

Students will have the opportunity to achieve levels 1,2 and 3 of the Mid America Carpenter Union.  This would allow the student, if they choose, to enter into the Carpenters Union at the level achieved.

Are you exploring a career in building maintenance?

We have several exploratory classes for you.

BLDM 109 - General Construction Principles and Trade Tools

(8 week evening class, on campus at MCC-Penn Valley | Advanced Technical Skills Institute)
This is an introduction to the basic concepts of construction and the appropriate hand tools used in the trade

BLDM 110 - Electrical Safety and Principles

(8 week evening class, on campus at MCC-Penn Valley | Advanced Technical Skills Institute)
The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of electrical safety and principles as they apply to building maintenance. It will cover both OSHA and NEC electrical and wiring methods for this trade.

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The job prospects for engineers are excellent, with many receiving multiple job offers before graduation and most students finding employment immediately after completing their bachelor's degree.

Bright outlook for Maintenance and Repair Workers

Maintenance and repair workers perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of a building in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; HVAC maintenance; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs. O*NET.

Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view maintenance and repair workers careers salary information and employment outlook.

Transfer made simple

Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.

Please check with an advisor for transfer information.

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