Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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Facilities Maintenance  (5248)


Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/FacilitiesMaintenance.


Program Description
This program is designed to prepare students for employment maintaining facilities to keep machines, mechanical equipment or the structure of an establishment in repair. A combination of technical theory and practical hands-on instruction provide students with the “real-work skills” required for entry level employment in this high-wage Field.

Coursework for the Facilities Maintenance program provides students with certifications in:
• OSHA 10
• Fire stop safety
• Lock out tag out
• Fall protection
• NCCER Carpentry Level 1
• NCCER Welding sections to Level 1

Coursework content also covers:
• Shop organization
• Environmental and safety practices
• Proper use of tools and equipment
• Applied math and science
• Employability skills
• Maintenance operations and shop facilities
• Entrepreneurship
• Proper and safe use of tools and diagnostic equipment


Admission Requirements

No high school diploma or GED is required. Students must:

 


Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.

 


Program Length
Total program clock hours: 900. Approximate program length: 10 months.


Location
This program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information
Contact Kent Hartwig, hartwigk@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3541


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Clock Hours: 900
  Group A  
BCV0407 Core Skills for Facilities Maintenance 150
BCV0410 Carpentry Skills for Facilities Maintenance 150
BCV0460 Electrical Skills, Solar and Blueprint Reading for Facilities Maintenance 150
  Group B  
BCV0440 Application of HVAC Skills and Weatherization for Facilities Maintenance 150
  Group C  
BCV0480 Plumbing Skills and Landscape for Facilities Maintenance 150
  Group D  
BCV0481 Pest Control, Appliance Repair, NCCER Welding Skills and Surface Treatment for Facilities Maintenance 150
Total Program Clock Hours: 900

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
Upon completion of this program, students may seek employment as entry-level maintenance technicians with a variety of employers including hospitals, resorts/hotels, school district/colleges/universities, nursing homes, housing developments and government facilities.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


Career Path Notes
Upon completion of the facilities maintenance program the student may apply for prior learning credit and earn 24 college credits toward an A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/