Keeping building systems running!

Are you interested in how building systems work – how to have heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, or hot water running 24/7? In Facility Maintenance Technology you’ll learn it all – HVAC, plumbing, electricity, machining, welding.  When the heat or AC isn’t working, when there’s no hot water, the Facility Maintenance Technician comes to the rescue. Get your career up and running with Facility Maintenance Technology!

  • Provide ongoing equipment and building system maintenance for commercial and industrial facilities.
  • Interpret schematics, diagrams, and blueprints to build and troubleshoot plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.
  • Use the same professional grade power tools and test equipment as skilled trade craftsman.


Prospective Students

You should have physical stamina, mechanical aptitude, responsibility, manual dexterity, coordination, and patience.

You Can Be . . .

  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • HVAC technician
  • Maintenance mechanic (millwright)
  • Electrical or plumbing apprentice
  • Plumbing, electrical or industrial supply clerk

Learn about these occupations and more at O-Net

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, apprenticeship, and advanced certifications.

College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See our list of universities we have articulation agreements with, and the PA SOAR Agreements this program is certified with at CollegeTransfer.NET.


Students in the Facility Maintenance Technology program may earn the following industry certifications:

  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification
  • Ladder Certifications

What’s it like?

This highly versatile course offers several trades in one for the student who is interested in becoming a skilled craftsperson. Course content includes:

  • Safety
  • Hand and power tool use
  • Residential, commercial and industrial wiring
  • Industrial electric motor control
  • Plumbing and pipefitting
  • Welding
  • HVAC
  • Metal fabrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Basic construction

Employment possibilities range from individual buildings to manufacturing and industrial complexes, office buildings, hospitals, school districts, airports, casinos, hotels and large commercial operations. Electrical and plumbing apprenticeships are also a possibility.

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