Industrial Technology Department

Building Maintenance
Certificate of Applied Science

Students in the Building Maintenance Engineering program are trained as building maintenance personnel who take care of commercial buildings.  Classes include plumbing, electricity, carpentry, and heating / air conditioning.  While in school, students learn physical and electrical theories, allowing them to understand building systems.  In addition, they study building cleaning, landscape maintenance, pool care, computers, and boiler operation.  Water treatment is discussed in both the pool and boiler courses. 

Students are awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successfully finishing the program.

*Note:  Students in the Building Maintenance Certificate of Applied Science program may substitute WRIT 095 Developmental Writing for WRIT 121 Technical Writing.

Length of Program: 2 Semesters
Award Upon Graduation: Certificate of Applied Science
Entry Times: Fall Semester
Spring Semester


Consumer Information on Gainful Employment
Program: Building Maintenance  
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP):   46.0499
CIP Description: Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other    
Level of Program: Certificate of Applied Science    
Program Length (months):   9
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Related Occupations: Related Occupations for 46.0401   SOC Code
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers   37-1011.00
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers   47-1011.00
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanics   49-9021.00
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic Boiler Operators   51-8021.00
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General   49-9042.00
Estimated Cost of Completing the Program Montana Residents Non-Residents
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Job Placement Rate for program completers Students who completed a Federal Perkins Grant Program-approved Certificate in FY2010-2011
What types of jobs? Jobs in or closely-related to the field of study
When were they employed? Students who were employed from October to December of the year they graduated
How were graduates tracked? Student data is submitted to the US Department of Labor who then matches that information with income records from the Internal Revenue Service
What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and accrediting body


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