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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Building Maintenance

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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 and Newton

Students may start any semester.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

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……………………………………………………………………………………..$151.00 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: $1,457**

**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.

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

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, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. 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, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6574, dkmckittrick@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2017)

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