COVID-19 Campus Updates and Resources: Hawkeye is now open. Wearing a face covering and practicing physical distancing are required. Read the full update for more information.

Facilities Maintenance

The Facilities Maintenance program prepares students for a high-demand, entry-level position as a general maintenance and repair worker. Students trained in this field can work in a wide range of businesses like hospitals, schools, and apartment complexes as they keep the facilities and structure in repair.

Students will gain knowledge and hands-on skills in:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • OSHA 10
  • Boiler operations
  • Carpentry
  • Print reading

Career Opportunities

Demand for facilities maintenance professionals is high with businesses in the Cedar Valley.

Individuals completing the non-credit certificate may find employment as a maintenance worker, facilities technician, and more. Wages increase with skill and experience. Wages do not include overtime.

Example Career and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Maintenance and repair worker $26,300 $40,200 $47,200

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is for individuals with little or no experience in the maintenance field who like to do problem solving, have strong math and science skills, and enjoy working with their hands to fix and repair items. Individuals should also be comfortable handling and moving objects and performing physical activities such as lifting, moving, or manipulating heavy materials.

Admission and Completion Requirements

No admission requirements or entrance exam is needed.

Class Information

Class meets: Call for more information about start dates.
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $2,699. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.


Call for more information about the next start date.


Course In-Class Hours
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry 10
Soft Skills 10
Facilities Math 20
Facilities Electrical 48
Boiler Operations 30
Print Reading 48
Facilities Plumbing 14
Facilities Carpentry 16

Questions? Need Help Getting Started?

All fields marked with * are required.

How did you hear about this program?

    Business & Community Education

    Cedar Falls Center
    319-266-6772 (fax)
    Email us

    Trade & Industry Coordinator

    Jerry Orr
    319-296-2329, ext.3010
    Email me

    Find us on Facebook
    Back to top