Estimated Program Cost
Facilities Maintenance Technicians are an integral part of the operations and maintenance in all public and private buildings such as office buildings, hotels, multi-family living and senior care facilities, hospitals, and in industrial manufacturing settings. Knowing how to build, install, diagnose, maintain and repair everything from critical systems in electrical, HVAC and plumbing to a building exterior envelope and interior finishes are skills needed to keep a facility operating smoothly are in great demand by employers.
As a student in the Facilities Maintenance program, you will:
- Learn to install, diagnose and repair basic HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other building issues.
- Receive hands-on training in general maintenance tasks such as painting, flooring repair, carpentry, and drywall repair.
- Identify building maintenance needs, prioritize work and take corrective action.
- Gain knowledge of tools and equipment used in building maintenance and repair.
- Read and interpret sketches, drawings, diagrams and blue prints.
- Use a variety of Computerized Maintenance Management System software and understand Preventative maintenance requirements and practices.
- Follow safe work practices when using a variety of hand and power tools and recognize other occupational hazards.
- Troubleshoot and repair electrical switches, outlets, lighting systems and fixtures
Facilities Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth Semester
How to Apply
Facilities Maintenance Technician apprenticeship applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on their own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative for their county.
- Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Entry requirements vary by employers
- Physically able to perform trade
Completing your Facilities Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Building Engineer
- Facilities Manager
- Maintenance Manager
- Facility Repair Worker - Advanced
- Buildings and Grounds Superintendent