The Introduction to Apartment Maintenance Technical Certificate Program is designed to help students begin a career as a maintenance technician. They will understand the role of a maintenance technician and gain exposure to HVAC maintenance, grounds maintenance, and interior building maintenance. More specifically, they will develop skills in restoring vacant apartment units to a “market ready” condition.
This program consists of eight courses:
GEN101 - Career Opportunities in Apartment Maintenance
GEN102 - Basic Electricity
HEA101 - Electric Furnace Maintenance
HEA102 - Gas Furnace Maintenance
HEA103 - EPA Technician Certification
HEA104 - Air Conditioning Maintenance
INT101 - Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal
INT104 - Interior Maintenance
There are no prerequisites… but we recommend that students pursue the courses as sequenced above, and mainly because, the set of courses are designed to build upon each other.
The duration of this program is 480 clock hours or 16 semester credits. AC/C TECH utilizes the clock hour method for determining academic units of measurement. Whereas each course is designed to have 60 clock hours of specialized technical training. The following is a typical breakdown of the course activities: reviewing the course syllabus = 1.0 hour, reading technical assignments = 3.0 hours, analyzing handouts = 1.5 hours, playing lectures = 4.5 hours, taking quizzes = 3.0 hours, watching reference videos = 1.5 hours, doing lab assignments = 7.5 hours, completing the final examination = 2.0 hours, attending the student verification assignment = 1.0 hour, doing OJT assignments = 30.0 hours, attending web meetings = 4.0 hours, and pursuing tutoring, if necessary = 1.0 hours.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Identify and repair HVAC equipment.
- Explain the upkeep and maintenance required at a property to maintain its curb appeal.
- Inspect and restore vacant apartment units to a “market-ready” condition.
- Develop professional documentation of tasks completed and customer relation skills.
- Solve job assignments within industry standards and governmental regulations.
Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Apartment Maintenance Technology, and EPA Technician Certification as approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.