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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Building Maintenance, Certificate

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The Building Maintenance certificate is a series of job-related courses that provide a person with an understanding of how to keep a commercial or industrial type of building operating efficiently and effectively. Skill training enables a maintenance specialist to do the job from the first day of employment.

For more information about the Building Maintenance Technology certificate, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/bldgmaint.

Program Details

Locations: Ankeny

Students may start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Building Maintenance certificate, complete all course work as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 1

Option 1 - Select 1

Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 7

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$178.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1
Books (approx) 400

Approximate total for certificate: $1,646**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

  • Organize work schedule of jobs needing completion.
  • Maintain records of work completed.
  • Maintain and repair various mechanical components of a building, such as door and window hardware.
  • Carry out minor plumbing and electrical work for maintenance.
  • Operate and maintain the heating and cooling system.
  • Maintain the building for safety standards

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

  • Demonstrate mechanical ability through use of hand and power tools.
  • Visualize components and their relationship to each other.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills in planning the work schedules.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and attention to detail in keeping records of work completed.
  • Be a self-starter and work with little supervision.

What Else Should I Consider about this Specialist Certificate?

  • Trained mechanical personnel can add to the profitability of a building by applying knowledge of energy conservation.
  • This program may be a stepping stone for additional or in-depth knowledge in any one area.
  • Median national pay in 2020: $40,850 per year/ $19.64 per hour bls.gov.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6857, dso@dmacc.edu. Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515/964-6216, Title9@dmacc.edu. Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczysnki Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
Agriculture, Natural and Environmental Science
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Arts, Design, and Visual Communication
Business, Management, and Marketing
Education, Public, and Human Services
Health Science
Hospitality and Culinary
Information Technology
Transportation & Logistics

Entrance requirements for specific programs can be found at https://www.dmacc.edu/admissions/Pages/checklist.aspx.(2021)

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