Building Maintenance Applied Technology

Building Maintenance Applied Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

A building mainetnance man works on a dryer and washer with his power tools.

Program Overview

The Building Maintenance program is designed to teach general maintenance skills in many different crafts. General maintenance mechanics repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, buildings, electrical and heating systems. They also maintain and repair specialized equipment, and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories. Typical duties include troubleshooting and fixing faulty electrical switches, repairing air conditioning motors, and unclogging drains.

General maintenance mechanics inspect and diagnose problems and determine the best way to correct then often by checking blueprints, repair manuals, and part catalogs. They use common hand power tools and replace or fix worn or broken parts, where necessary, or make adjustments.

These mechanics also do routine preventive maintenance and ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and that the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate. Following a checklist, they may inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluids levels and replace filters. Maintenance mechanics also keep records of maintenance and repair work.

Earnings

Average salary for building maintenance and repair workers in the State of Texas was $39,493 as reported by www.payscale.com. The average hourly wage was $17 in July 2015.

Curriculum

This program will cover some of the knowledge and skills needed in the areas of electrical, mechanical, and maintenance of physical facilities. It will also cover handling and disposal of hazardous waste.

Page last updated September 4, 2018.

Contact Information

Technology Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1725
Fax: (361) 698-1767

Office: General Purpose Building, West Campus, Room 104