Building and Electrical Maintenance

Program Description
This 510 clock hour program requires the completion of 17 weeks (days), or 17 weeks (evenings) 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 required 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 residential or commercial Building and Electrical Maintenance positions.

Program Length/Class Hours
6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 17 weeks, 510 hours

Module Title: Total Lecture Clinical/Lab
Hours Hours Hours
Module ABM Theory, Terminology and Safety 60 30 30
Module BBM Usage of Power and Hand Tools 60 30 30
Module CBM Basic Electricity 60 30 30
Module DBM Electrical Switches 60 30 30
Module EBM Structure Repair 90 40 50
Module FBM Plumbing 60 20 40
Module GBM Flooring 60 20 30
Module HBM Basic Home Improvement 60 30 30
Total 510 230 280

 

Module Description:

Module ABM    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.

Module BBM    Usage of Power and Hand Tools – Students will learn how to identify and use the correct tools when preparing 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.

Module CBM    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.

Module DBM    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.
Module EBM    Structure Repair – Students will learn fundamental repair of wood work and drywall, and how to 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.

Module FBM     Plumbing – Students will learn how to perform basic plumbing repairs in a commercial or residential building.

Module GBM    Flooring – Students will learn how to lay tiling and install carpeting in a commercial or residential building.

Module HBM    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.