The Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance Technical Certificate Program is designed to help students develop advanced technical skills and competencies related to maintaining the physical appearance and integrity of an apartment community. Students will learn procedures for maintaining grounds and landscape items, procedures for maintaining outdoor amenities such as basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and children’s play areas, procedures for repairing exterior components such as roofs, gutters, down spouts, exterior walls, screens, windows, patios, and decks, and procedures for repairing interior components such as ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, doors, cabinets, trim, and baseboards. In addition, students will learn about tools used in the trade, construction materials, governmental regulations, energy conservation, and planned maintenance activities.
This program consists of 4 courses and 1 workshop.
INT101 - Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal
INT102 - Outdoor Amenities
INT103 - Exterior Building Maintenance
INT104 - Interior Building Maintenance
INT105 - Final & Inspection (Workshop)
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 244 clock hours or 8.2 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:
- Select procedures for maintaining grounds and landscape items.
- Identify and repair deficiencies at outdoor amenities (such as basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and children’s play areas).
- Identify and repair deficiencies at exterior building components.
- Identify and repair deficiencies at interior building components.
- Develop professional documentation of tasks completed and customer relation skills.
- Apply Interior/Exterior Building maintenance skills within industry standards and governmental regulations.
Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance.