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Building Maintenance


Building maintenance programs prepare people to maintain buildings and their systems.

Building maintenance programs include training in:

Students also learn how to manage records and files and communicate effectively with people. Some programs also offer instruction in fixing and maintaining boilers.


Many career and technical schools as well as many community colleges offer certificate and associate degree programs in building maintenance. A certificate program usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years of full-time study to complete.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

A program in this field typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

This program is a good way to learn many trades.


East Side Area

Job Corps - Columbia Basin

King-Snohomish Area

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council

Renton Technical College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

Clover Park Technical College