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A Look at Building and Facilities Maintenance

Last updated 2 years ago

Are you considering enrolling in a college program, but aren’t quite sure which field to select? If you’re detail-oriented and you enjoy fixing things, then a career in building and facilities maintenance might be right for you. With a diploma in Buildings and Facilities Maintenance from Chattahoochee Technical College, located in Georgia, you can prepare to excel in a new career in as little as two years.

Job Responsibilities

Your program will allow you to acquire a diverse skillset. In your new job, you might be laying brick to repair a wall one day and maintaining mechanical equipment the next day. Depending on the needs of your employer, you might work on heating systems, air conditioning, electrical systems, and plumbing systems. You might install or repair floors, balance new equipment, grind and reseat valves, and improve the energy efficiency of buildings by positioning new insulation. Many people choose this field because they enjoy having different tasks and routines each day.

Career Paths

Since institutions as diverse as elementary schools, nursing homes, and apartment complexes all need facilities maintenance staff, this career field offers an incredible degree of flexibility. Your program will prepare you to work in any non-manufacturing maintenance environment, both residential and commercial. You might work in a hotel, library, or college campus, or you might decide to become an independent contractor.

Compensation

Enrolling in CTC’s Building and Facilities Maintenance diploma program is a good way to invest in your future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for workers in this field in 2012 was $35,210. However, top maintenance staff earned more than $57,260.

Students at Chattahoochee Technical College are busy preparing for exciting and rewarding careers with adult education programs as diverse as building and facilities maintenance technology, culinary arts, and criminal justice. We offer comprehensive career training programs aimed at developing a globally competitive workforce. For information about our flexible diplomas, certificates, and other adult education options, give us a call at 678-384-4958.

 

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