Apartment and Residential Technology

AC/C Tech Apartment Technology Program The Apartment Maintenance Technology program is designed to help students begin a career as a maintenance technician. They will develop the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for preforming building maintenance, and, diagnosing and repairing equipment. They will also understand the upkeep and maintenance required at a property in order to maintain its curb appeal, and to ensure that all vacant apartment units are restored to a “market ready” condition and in a timely manner.

This program consists of eight courses:

  1. Interior Building Maintenance
  2. Basic Electricity
  3. Electric Furnace Maintenance
  4. Gas Furnace Maintenance
  5. EPA Technician Certification
  6. Air Conditioning Maintenance
  7. Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal
  8. General Plumbing Maintenance

When computed, the lessons consists of 320 hours of specialized technical training: 192 hours of online training and 128 hours of OJT (On-the-Job Training). More specifically, the students will do online training on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, then go to an apartment community and do OJT on Thursdays and Fridays. Graduates will earn a Technical Certificate in Apartment Maintenance Technology, and, EPA Technician Certification as approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Apartment Maintenance Technology, and, EPA Technician Certification as approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
[PLU101] General Plumbing Maintenance January 13 - January 24, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT101] Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal March 9 - March 20, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT104] Interior Maintenace April 20 - May 1, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[GEN102] Basic Electricity May 18 - May 29, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[HEA101] Electric Furnace Maintenance September 7 - September 18, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[HEA102] Gas Furnace Maintenace September 21 - October 2, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[HEA103] EPA Technician Certification April 19 - April 30, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[HEA104] Air Conditioning Maintenace May 3 - May 14, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD

Course Descriptions

PLU101
General Plumbing Maintenance

This course develops skills in solving plumbing problems in a home or apartment community. The students will learn the anatomy of a plumbing system and how to make repairs at kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, toilets, and water heaters. The students will also learn how to work with PVC, copper, galvanized, and black pipe. Moreover, they learn how to cut, thread, flare, swag, and solder pipe. Other topics include tools for the trade, pipe repair techniques, thawing frozen pipes, and opening clogged drains. Emphasis will be placed on making repairs in a safe, efficient and productive manner.

INT101
Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal

This course studies the basic approach to improving the appearance of an apartment community, but with an emphasis on curb appeal. Students will learn how to maintain signs, gates, fences, flags and flag poles, walkways, trash barriers, grass, fertilizer, mulch, shrubbery, pots, and planters. The students will learn the importance of maintaining these items and developing positive impressions.

INT104
Interior Maintenance

This course develops skills in maintaining the interior upkeep of a property and to ensure that all vacant apartment units are thoroughly restored to a “market ready” condition, and in a timely manner. More specifically, students will learn procedures for repairing interior components such as ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, doors, cabinets, trim, and baseboards. They will also inspect appliances, HVAC equipment, plumbing fixtures, and the electrical system for safety and functionality.

GEN102
Basic Electricity

This course develops skills in understanding electrical fundamentals as a prerequisite for diagnosing and repairing major appliances, heating and cooling equipment, swimming pool pumps and motors, and defective circuits in a home or apartment. Specifically, the students will learn electrical theory, electrical terminology, ohms law, and electrical formulas. From a practical standpoint, students will learn how electricity is produced and distributed from the utility company, the demand for electricity in a home or apartment, how to diagnose failures using a volt-ohm meter, how to interpret diagrams and schematic, plus more.

HEA101
Electric Furnace Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing electric furnaces. Students will learn electric heating principles; how to interpret the schematic wiring diagram; how to trace the sequence of operation; and how to test and evaluate the heating elements, fusible links, limit switches, sequencer, and more. Also, the students will learn how to make repairs in no heat situations, and more importantly, how to make those repairs in safe, efficient and productive manners.

HEA102
Gas Furnace Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing gas furnaces. The students will learn to recognize the components, interpret the schematic wiring diagram; trace the sequence of operation; replace defective parts; and adjust the furnace for optimum efficiency. Also, the students will learn to make repairs in no heat situations, clean the furnace, check for gas leaks, check for carbon monoxide leaks and verify that a furnace is safe to operate.

HEA103
EPA Technician Certification

The primary objective of this course is to prepare students for the EPA Technician Certification exam. It does not require a highly skilled service technician to pass the exam, but some background and experience will be helpful. The students will learn the potential of releasing CFC's and HCFC's into the environment, and information that will encourage them to comply with the Refrigerant Recycling Rule, which is section 608 of the Clean Air Act 1990, as amended CAA.

HEA104
Air Conditioning Maintenance

This course develops skills in servicing air conditioners. Students will learn how to diagnose the electrical system, the refrigeration system, and the mechanical devices. Specifically, they will develop skills in recovery and evacuation, leak testing, troubleshooting the compressor for mechanical or electrical problems, charging and/or recharging the system, adjusting the unit for optimum efficiency, and making repairs in safe, efficient and productive manners.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 8 Courses @ $250 Each $2,000.00
Required Books Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 8th Edition
by Whitman, Johnson and Tomczyk
ISBN 978-130-557-8296
$148.75
Required General Tools Plastic Tool Box with Lock, 25 Ft. Tape Measure, 16 oz Hammer, Utility (Box) Knife, 15" Utility Bar, Phillips & Standard Screw Driver Set, 6 in 1 Screw Driver, 12" Adjustable Wrench, 12" Channel Locks, 10" Slip Joint Pliers, 8" Needle Nose Pliers, 8" Lineman Pliers, Torpedo Level, Wire Strippers, Wire Rippers & Gauge, GFI Receptacle Tester, 6" Drywall Taping Knife, and Hand Sander or Sanding block. $218.43
Required Specialty Tools VOM Meter - fused protected, 2 Pocket Thermometers (range -10 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit), Manifold Pressure Gauge Set, Refrigeration Service Wrench, Telescopic Inspection Mirror, and Furnace Brush. $210.12
Required Safety Equipment Cloth Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $2,747.82
Note: Students are responsible for acquiring books, tools, and supplies. Acquiring uniforms is optional. The fees are based on pricing from Menards website, however, the items can be obtained from any source. There are no other fees.