Building Maintenance Career Profile and Job Duties

Career Profile for Building Maintenance Technicians

Program Description

This 540 clock hour program requires the completion of 17 weeks of study.  This program will familiarize the students with fundamentals of repair and maintenance of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.  Students will learn basic fundamentals of how to repair and maintain plumbing, woodwork, painting and electrical switches of commercial, industrial and residential establishments such as factories, office buildings, apartments and homes.  Emphasis is also placed on the proper usage of hand tools and power tools. 
                             
Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform the functions of a Building and Electrical Maintenance worker including usage of structural and woodwork repair, painting, basic electrical repair and plumbing.
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Building and Electrical Maintenance worker in a residential or commercial setting.   Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.

Program Length/Class Hours
Day:  6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 540 total clock hours, 17 weeks of study

Course Title                                               Clock Hours
Theory, Terminology, Safety                              40
Usage of Power and Hand tools                         40
Plumbing                                                                 60
Structure Repair                                                   100
Basic Electricity                                                   100
Electrical Switches                                               100
Basic Home Improvement                                    100                                                                                                          Total Clock Hours                                                540
Course Description
1. Theory, Terminology and Safety - Students will learn basic theory regarding building maintenance, including professional communication, positive attitude, honesty, self-confidence, work ethic, time management, as well as Cal/OSHA safety regulations that govern the workplace.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
2. Usage of Power and Hand Tools- Students will learn how to identify and use the correct tools when preparing to perform maintenance or repair task.  Students will also understand how to properly use the required hand tools or power tools with strict regard to safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA regulations. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
3. Plumbing – Students will learn how to perform basic plumbing repairs in a commercial or residential building. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. Structure Repair – Students will learn fundamental repair of wood work and drywall, and how plaster and paint finished surfaces in a commercial and residential setting.  Students will also learn how to use common hand and power tools when performing these types of repairs. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
5. Basic Electricity – Students will learn how to work with building electricity safely, and learn basic items such as how to test a circuit breaker using a voltage tester, how to reset a breaker panel; students will also learn how to identify “hot wires” by use of colored wire.  Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA safety guidelines.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
6. Electrical Switches – Students will learn how to safely replace a basic, a three-way and a four-way light switch in a building.  Students will also learn how to replace an electrical outlet.  Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA safety guidelines. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
7. Basic Home Improvement – Students will learn how to perform basic home repairs including painting and decorating, plumbing, electrical and carpentry tasks.  Students will also learn how to identify with hand or power tools are required to safely and successfully perform the maintenance. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.
Program Equipment List

  • Air Compressor – Husky 30-Gal, Portable ,UL Listed 4-UL Certified, Voltage 120 V, Amperage 15 amps, CSA Listed, Maximum pressure 135 (psi), Pump Housing Material, Cast Iron, Pump Type 2 Cylinder Oil Lubricated, Tank Capacity 30 gallons, Tank Pressure Gauge, Single State Portable(Owned)
  • Tile Cutter – QEP 650XT 7 In., 3/4 HP 120-Volt Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Saw, 4.8 Amperage, Blade Material Steel, Blade Size 7, Maximum Tile Cut Size 30 in., Tile Tool Type; Tile Cutter and Wet Saw.  (Owned) 
  • Paint Sprayer – Buffalo Tools Industrial Paint Spray Gun, Pressure Feed Spray Gun, Air inlet of 0.25" NPT, 2mm Nozzle.  (Owned)
  • Miter Saw – DEWALT 12-in 15-Amp Compound Miter Saw, Blade Diameter 12", No load Speed 3800 rpm, Arbor Size 5/8” – 1”, Vertical Capacity: Baseboard Against Fence 6-3/4", Vertical Capacity: Crown Molding Vertically Nested 7-1/2", Horizontal Capacity: Baseboard Lying Flat 16", Horizontal Capacity: Crown Molding Lying Flat 13-3/4", 45° Bevel Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber) 2x14 (2x16 with back fence), 90° Cross-Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber) 2x14 (2x16 with back fence)", 90° Cross-Cut Capacity (Max Width) 16", 45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Height) 2x12,  45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Width) 2x12, Tool Weight 56lbs.  (Owned)
  • Cordless Drill Gun – DEWALT 18-Volt 1/2-in Cordless Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Drill/Driver Kit, Variable Speed Trigger, Battery Voltage 18 v,  1200 Battery Amp Hours, Battery Type Nickel cadmium (NiCd), Power Output 380 UWO, 1/2 “ Maximum Chuck Size, 1500 Maximum RPM, Reverse and Forward Switch, 22 Clutch Settings.  (Owned)
  • Speed SquaresSwanson Tool Company 12-in Speed Square , Graduations / Resolution 0.25 In., 1 degree, Heavy Gauge Aluminum, Black Gradations, Matte Finish to Prevent Glare(Owned)
  • Pliers – Kobalt 5-Piece Pliers Set, 6" long nose pliers, 6" diagonal pliers, 6" slip joint pliers, 7" linesman pliers, 8" groove joint pliers, Drop forged chrome nickel steel, Ergonomic molded anti-slip handles.  (Owned) 
  • Handsaw – Kobalt 20-in Aggress Saw, Blade Length 20 inches, Blade Material Steel, Handel Material Rubber, Teeth per Inch 9.  (Owned)
  • Drywall Knife – Kobalt 6" Drywall Joint Knife, Stainless Steel 4-1/8"L x 6"W blade comfort grip handle.  (Owned)
  • Screwdrivers – Kobalt 12-Piece Screwdriver, Shock resistant handle, Special alloy steel blades. 1/8" x 2", 3/16" x 4", 1/4" x 1 1/2", 1/4" x 4", 3/8" x 8", #0 x 2", #1 x 3", #2 x 1 1/2", #2 x 4", #2 x 4", #3 x 6", Slotted and Phillips Types,  and 2 Offset Types.  (Owned)
  • Leather Tool Apron – AWP General Construction Tool Apron, Leather Primary and Secondary Pocket Material, Metal Hammer Holder, Single Buckle Type, Max. Length 58 inches, Width 2 inches.  (Owned)
  • Ladder – Werner 6-ft Fiberglass Step Ladder, Duty Rating 225 (lbs.), Type II ANSI Ladder Rating, Ladder Length 6 (Feet), Base Width 41 (Inches), Rung/Step Depth 3 (Inches), Rung/Step Material Aluminum, Weight 15 (lbs.), OSHA Safety Listing.  (Owned)
  • Measuring Tape – Stanley 35-ft Locking SAE Tape measure, Tape Length 35 (Feet), Measurement Format SAE, Tape Width 1”, Locking Tape.  (Owned)
  • Cordless Reciprocating Saw – DEWALT 18-Volt Variable Speed Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Battery Voltage 18 volts, Keyless / Keyed Blade Change, Adjustable Shoe, Blade Stroke Length 1.125 (Inches), Weight 5.8 (lbs.).  (Owned)
  • Chisel – Stanley 1-3/8-in Wood Chisel, chisel Sizes: 1", 3/4", 1/2", 1/4" Length 7.875 (Inches), Width 1.312 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Drywall Saw - Kobalt Double Sided Drywall Saw, Blade Material Steel, Blade Length 6.875 (Inches), 7 Teeth Per Inch, Handle Length 5 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Hammer – Kobalt 20 oz Flat Angle Handle Hammer, Head Material Steel, Handle Material Fiberglass, Head Weight 20 (oz.), Ripping Claw Style, Flat Face Style, Handle Length 11.7 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Tool Box - Homak Bw00203200 Brown 3-Drawer Industrial Series Portable Friction Toolbox, Steel Material, Assembled Width 20.25 (Inches), Assembled Depth 8.75 (Inches), Assembled Height 13.75 (Inches), 3 Drawers, Steel Lockable Latch and Handle.  (Owned)

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET

Before you enroll, this form is to make you aware of Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training current completion rates, employment rates, and salary information. The following statistics represent the period of: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

 

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program ˡ

Students available for graduation ²

Graduates ³

Completion Rate ⁴

Student
Initials

2015

46

37

20

54%

 

2014

6

2

2

100%

 

(1) Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program whitin the reporting calendar year
(2) “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
(3) “Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length
(4) “Completion Rate” is the number of graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

Students Completing After Published Program Length (101-150% Completion Rate)

 

Calendar Year

 

Number of Students Who Began Program1

 

Students Available for Graduation2

 

150% Graduates3

 

150%                       Completion Rate4

 

Student Initials

2015

46

37

0

0%

 

2014

6

2

0

0%

 

(1) “Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program whitin the reporting calendar year
(2) “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
(3) “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101%-150% of the program length.
(4) “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year withn 101%-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

 

PLACEMENT RATES


Calendar Year

Number of Graduatesˡ

Graduates available for employment²

Graduates employed in the field³

Placement Rate% Employed in field⁴

Graduates employed in the field less than 32 hours

Graduates employed in the field 32 hours or more

Student
Initials

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 (1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length.
(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(3) “Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(4) Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment1

Graduates Employed in the Field2

Annual Salary and Wage Reported by                             Graduates Employed in the Field

15,000to 20,000

20,001to 25,000

25,001to 30,000

30,001to 35,000

35,001to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000 or more

Graduates Not  Reporting Salaries3

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

(1) “Graduates Available for Employment” is the total number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(2) “Graduates Employed in the Field” are graduates who are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(3) Salary is as reported by the student.  Not all graduates reported salaries.

 

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833,
or calling 1-888-370-7589, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov

I have read and understand this School Performance Fact Sheet. The School Performance Fact Sheet was reviewed and discussed with a school official prior to signing an enrollment agreement.