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:
- OSHA 10
- Boiler operations
- Print reading
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
Individuals must pass the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test to begin the program. To earn a non-credit certificate of completion individuals must attend 80% of scheduled classes and receive a grade of 70% on all course materials.
Class meets: April 16–August 8, 2019 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00–8:00pm.
Location: Cedar Falls Center
Cost: $2,699. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.
Register today for Facilities Maintenance
|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 |
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