Interior/Exterior Maintenance

The Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance program is designed to help students develop technical knowledge and skills related to maintaining the appearance of an apartment community, with an emphasis on curb appeal. Students will learn procedures for maintaining grounds and landscape items, procedures for maintaining outdoor accessories 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, and governmental regulations.

This program consists of four courses and 1 workshop:

  1. Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal
  2. Outdoor Accessories
  3. Exterior Building Maintenance
  4. Interior Building Maintenance
  5. Final & Inspection Procedures Workshop

Courses are geared towards self-paced learning that will give students "maximum exposure" in maintaining the appearance of a building. When computed, the lessons consists of 168 hours of specialized technical training.

Graduates will be awarded a Technical Certificate in Interior/Exterior Building Maintenance. Below are statistics for the past 3-years:

Graduation Data—Interior/Exterior Maintenance

2016
0
2017
21
2018
1
Totals/Rate
22 (39.6%)

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Course Schedule

Course # Course Date Day Time Location
[INT101] Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal March 9 - March 20, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT102] Outdoor Accessories March 23 - April 23, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT103] Exterior Maintenance April 6 - April 16, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT104] Interior Maintenace April 20 - May 1, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD
[INT105] Final & Inspection - workshop May 4 - May 5, 2020 Monday - Friday 4:00PM - 7:00PM TBD

Course Descriptions

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.

INT102
Outdoor Accessories

This course develops skill in maintaining a basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, and/or children’s play area. The students will learn how to maintain the court surface, make minor repairs, and remove obstacles that may be considered hazardous. Also covered are water fountain maintenance, sidewalk and step maintenance, and barbeque pit and fire pit maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on keeping these items in good condition because they illustrate the quality of a facility or community.

INT103
Exterior Maintenance

This course develops skills in making repairs outside the residence. The students will learn how to repair roofs, gutters and down spouts, exterior walls, screens and windows, doors and door locks, porches, patios, and decks. Also covered are safety awareness, tool selection, and construction materials. But most importantly, the students will learn to make repairs in safe, efficient, and productive manners.

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.

INT105
Final & Inspection - Workshop

This course develops skills in making final preparations before a facility can be leased. It mainly covers touch-up work that may have been damaged during the punch-out or cleaning process. It also covers inspections to assure that the facility is clean, all appliances are working properly, and that all repairs were made in a professional manner.

Tuition & Fees

Item Description Cost
Tuition 4 Courses @ $250 Each, 1 Workshop @ $75 $1,075.00
Required Books The Complete Photo Guide To Outdoor Home Improvement
by Black & Decker
ISBN 1-58923-043-4
$34.95
  The Complete Photo Guide To Indoor Home Improvement
by Black & Decker
$34.95
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 Power Miter Saw, Cordless Trim Saw, Cordless Jig Saw, and Cordless Drill & Bits. $886.00
Required Safety Equipment Cloth Gloves, Eye Protection and Dust Masks $10.52
Uniforms Recommended $160.00
  Total Cost $2,419.85