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.
Students in the Facilities Maintenance Technician One Year Technical Diploma program can attend full or part time.
Facilities Maintenance Technician One Year Technical Diploma program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Truax
Earning your Industrial Mechanic-Facilities diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:
- Facilities Maintenance Technician
- Maintenance Technician
- Facility Repair Worker
- Building and Grounds Technician
- Building Engineer
- Facilities Manager
- Maintenance Manager
- Facility Repair Worker - Advanced
- Buildings and Grounds Superintendent
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.First SemesterSecond Semester
Earning a degree is a great way to advance your career development opportunities, so apply today!
International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
Fall 2021 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2020
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2021
Spring 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2021
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Application Dates
- Application available on September 15, 2021
- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2022
Spring 2023 Application Dates
- Application available on February 1, 2022
- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2023
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Graduation from high school, completion of GED/HSED/GED02, or completion of an associate degree or higher is required; submit official transcripts for one of the following:
- High school or charter school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript) or GED02 transcript
- GED/HSED score report
- College transcript showing an associate degree or higher
3. Residency Requirement
Based on historical trends at Madison College a waitlist is not expected to form for these programs. Therefore all applicants, regardless of residency status, are eligible for application review.
Learn more about residency determination and program availability.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
MATC Industrial Mechanic-Facilities program graduates are prepared with the following skills:
- Repair/replace basic electrical components.
- Perform preventive maintenance procedures.
- Perform basic carpentry.
- Perform basic plumbing repairs.
- Troubleshoot and maintain commercial HVAC equipment.
- Earn the OSHA 10 hour General Industry safety certification.
- Effectively manage maintenance activities.