Facilities Maintenance

27-credit Technical Diploma

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Safe and effective facility maintenance is an essential component of hospitals, shopping malls, industrial sites, office complexes, apartment buildings and schools to keep them operating efficiently. In the Facilities Maintenance program, prepare for a career maintaining and repairing residential and light commercial structures. Learn the principles and skills related to electricity, electronic controls and instrumentation, basic plumbing, hydronics, building codes and blueprint reading, electro-mechanical devices, general repair and heating, and ventilation and air conditioning, with the help of highly qualified instructors. Study related federal, state and local regulations and learn to assess and solve problems during emergency situations.

  • Prepare for jobs such as facility maintenance technician, facility maintenance manager, or hospital facility and equipment technician.
  • Learn and apply predictive and preventative maintenance skills and understand renewable and sustainable energy conservation.
  • Review gainful employment information.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $23,000-$68,000
    • Average Salary: $39,917
    • Median Salary: $33,899
    • Average Hourly Wage: $19.21
    • Three-year Average Salary: $37,778

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 414-386 Industrial Electricity I2  
 419-340 Facility Fluid Power1  
 443-310 Facilities Maintenance I2  
 443-325 Buildings and Grounds2  
 443-340 Mechanical Maintenance Apps2  
 443-350 Facility Plumbing Maintenance2  
 804-304 Industrial Math I2+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
13
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 401-300 Refrigeration Servicing2 *
 414-389 Industrial Electricity II2 *
 435-318 Power Plant Op and Maint2  
 442-350 Welding and Cutting/Basic1  
 443-323 Facilities Management2  
 443-332 HVAC Fundamentals2  
 475-312 Construction Computer Skills1  
 801-311 Communication in the Workplace2+ 
 
Total Semester Credits
14
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Block Schedules for Spring 2014

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructor

Program instructor, John Fennimore

John Fennimore

Phone: 262.695.6230

Education

  • BEME, State University of New York – Maritime College
  • MSc-Facilities Management, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin
  • Licensed Broker of Real Estate, State of Wisconsin