This is a 260- hour course that instructs the student in various technical skills that includes; Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, OSHA Safety and HRD skills.
Prerequisite: Prospective students must have completed at least one Forsyth Tech technical skills programs.
Facility maintenance technicians have the skills to do maintenance and make repairs that are routinely needed in commercial facilities and residential structures. They will be able to use blueprints and specialized tools and equipment necessary to make these repairs. They will have the certifications necessary to allow them to perform their duties.
Careers are available in housing complexes, such as apartments; office building or medical centers. These include specialty jobs and multi-skill jobs covered by this course.
Entry-level salary range - $24,000 to $28,000 per year
Students will learn the needed skills by building a 8’x10’ building, installing the wiring circuits for lighting and power outlets. They will learn NEC codes for sizing the wiring; receive classroom lecture and hands-on training in HVAC, including earning a CFC certification; and, classroom lecture and hands-on training in plumbing repairs and installation.
Recommended Courses and Skills
Any of the existing technical skills courses such as HVAC Service Tech level 1&2, Plumbing Helper, and Electrician Helper. Strong math skills and good mechanical skills are needed.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Should have the ability to work in a team environment, be organized, detail-oriented and problem solving.
For more information contact Jerry Hobson – Technical Skills Coordinator at 336.734.7726.