Building Maintenance Academy Curriculum

Weeks 1 - 2

Getting Started

Landscaping Basics
What is HVAC
HVAC Technicians
How Does Plumbing Work?
Becoming an Electrician
Trades Math
Practical Measurement for the Trades
How to Use a Multimeter

Safety & Systems

Plumbing Safety
HVAC Safety Basics
HVAC System Parts
HVAC Systems
Electrical Safety
Electrical Panels: Components and Safety
Ladder and Fall Safety

Weeks 3 - 4

Electrical Basics

Fundamental Electrical Concepts
Electrical Tools
Symbols and Wiring Diagrams
Reading Schematics and Drawings
Wire Types and Sizes
Intro to Fire Safety and Portable Fire Extinguishers

Plumbing Basics

Basic Plumbing Tools
Plumbing Fixtures Overview
Plumbing Materials Overview
Plumbing Fixtures Installation
Introduction to Water Heaters
Plumbing Maintenance
Caulking and Sealing

Weeks 5 - 6

HVAC Basics

Basic HVAC Tools
HVAC Supplies
HVAC Maintenance
AC System Tools - Pressure and Refrigerants Basics
Heat Stress Recognition and Prevention
Preventing Slips Trips and Falls

Workplace Professionalism

Working on a Team
Effective Communication in the Workplace
Avoiding Callbacks
Dealing with Difficult Customers
Maintaining a Professional Image

Weeks 7 - 8

EPA 608 Prep

EPA Section 608 Prep Course: Core
EPA Section 608 Prep Course: Type I
EPA Section 608 Prep Course: Type II
EPA Section 608 Prep Course: Type III
EPA Section 608 Prep Course: Chart Applications & Test Prep

3rd Party Certifications

OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry (English)
EPA Section 608 Certification
Six Sigma White Belt Certification


Building Maintenance Academy Outcome

A graduate is employable as a building maintenance helper who would be a valuable helper in the field.