The Facilities Maintenance Technician Certificate is a two-semester, 6-month program that provides a general overview of the core-competencies identified by industry leaders as well as hands-on experience in facilities maintenance. The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a Facility Maintenance Technician and Energy Efficiency Auditor, or careers in sustainability jobs In the first semester, the program provides a job readiness overview, covering topics such as a 360°-building tour, environmental awareness, communication skills, basic arithmetic calculations, computer skills, safety training, work order management systems, and troubleshooting and problem-solving skills related to being a Facilities Maintenance Technician. The program also provides an overview of skill-sets needed in jobs related to energy auditing and analytics. The second semester gives students OSHA-10 safety training as well as hands-on lab instruction and exercises of the following primary core competencies: safety training, general skills in construction, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC and IAQ-environmental awareness and knowledge. Possible career options include Facility Maintenance Technicians and Energy Efficiency Auditors or careers in sustainability and custodial related jobs.


West Valley College

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

557 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in the Fall 2020 semester

822 students have earned AA/AS degrees in 2021

212 students have earned certificates that led to careers in 2021

We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.

We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and contemplate a world of ideas.

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