Building_Maintenance Career Profile and Job Duties

Career Profile for Building Maintenance Technicians

Program Description

This 540 clock hour program requires the completion of 17 weeks of study.  This program will familiarize the students with fundamentals of repair and maintenance of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.  Students will learn basic fundamentals of how to repair and maintain plumbing, woodwork, painting and electrical switches of commercial, industrial and residential establishments such as factories, office buildings, apartments and homes.  Emphasis is also placed on the proper usage of hand tools and power tools. 
                             
Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform the functions of a Building and Electrical Maintenance worker including usage of structural and woodwork repair, painting, basic electrical repair and plumbing.
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as a Building and Electrical Maintenance worker in a residential or commercial setting.   Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.

Program Length/Class Hours
Day:  6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 540 total clock hours, 17 weeks of study

Course Title                                               Clock Hours
Theory, Terminology, Safety                              40
Usage of Power and Hand tools                         40
Plumbing                                                                 60
Structure Repair                                                   100
Basic Electricity                                                   100
Electrical Switches                                               100
Basic Home Improvement                                    100                                                                                                          Total Clock Hours                                                540
Course Description
1. Theory, Terminology and Safety - Students will learn basic theory regarding building maintenance, including professional communication, positive attitude, honesty, self-confidence, work ethic, time management, as well as Cal/OSHA safety regulations that govern the workplace.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
2. Usage of Power and Hand Tools- Students will learn how to identify and use the correct tools when preparing to perform maintenance or repair task.  Students will also understand how to properly use the required hand tools or power tools with strict regard to safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA regulations. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
3. Plumbing – Students will learn how to perform basic plumbing repairs in a commercial or residential building. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. Structure Repair – Students will learn fundamental repair of wood work and drywall, and how plaster and paint finished surfaces in a commercial and residential setting.  Students will also learn how to use common hand and power tools when performing these types of repairs. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
5. Basic Electricity – Students will learn how to work with building electricity safely, and learn basic items such as how to test a circuit breaker using a voltage tester, how to reset a breaker panel; students will also learn how to identify “hot wires” by use of colored wire.  Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA safety guidelines.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
6. Electrical Switches – Students will learn how to safely replace a basic, a three-way and a four-way light switch in a building.  Students will also learn how to replace an electrical outlet.  Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA safety guidelines. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
7. Basic Home Improvement – Students will learn how to perform basic home repairs including painting and decorating, plumbing, electrical and carpentry tasks.  Students will also learn how to identify with hand or power tools are required to safely and successfully perform the maintenance. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.
Program Equipment List

  • Air Compressor – Husky 30-Gal, Portable ,UL Listed 4-UL Certified, Voltage 120 V, Amperage 15 amps, CSA Listed, Maximum pressure 135 (psi), Pump Housing Material, Cast Iron, Pump Type 2 Cylinder Oil Lubricated, Tank Capacity 30 gallons, Tank Pressure Gauge, Single State Portable(Owned)
  • Tile Cutter – QEP 650XT 7 In., 3/4 HP 120-Volt Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Saw, 4.8 Amperage, Blade Material Steel, Blade Size 7, Maximum Tile Cut Size 30 in., Tile Tool Type; Tile Cutter and Wet Saw.  (Owned) 
  • Paint Sprayer – Buffalo Tools Industrial Paint Spray Gun, Pressure Feed Spray Gun, Air inlet of 0.25" NPT, 2mm Nozzle.  (Owned)
  • Miter Saw – DEWALT 12-in 15-Amp Compound Miter Saw, Blade Diameter 12", No load Speed 3800 rpm, Arbor Size 5/8” – 1”, Vertical Capacity: Baseboard Against Fence 6-3/4", Vertical Capacity: Crown Molding Vertically Nested 7-1/2", Horizontal Capacity: Baseboard Lying Flat 16", Horizontal Capacity: Crown Molding Lying Flat 13-3/4", 45° Bevel Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber) 2x14 (2x16 with back fence), 90° Cross-Cut Capacity (dimensional lumber) 2x14 (2x16 with back fence)", 90° Cross-Cut Capacity (Max Width) 16", 45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Height) 2x12,  45° Miter Cut Capacity (Max Width) 2x12, Tool Weight 56lbs.  (Owned)
  • Cordless Drill Gun – DEWALT 18-Volt 1/2-in Cordless Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Drill/Driver Kit, Variable Speed Trigger, Battery Voltage 18 v,  1200 Battery Amp Hours, Battery Type Nickel cadmium (NiCd), Power Output 380 UWO, 1/2 “ Maximum Chuck Size, 1500 Maximum RPM, Reverse and Forward Switch, 22 Clutch Settings.  (Owned)
  • Speed SquaresSwanson Tool Company 12-in Speed Square , Graduations / Resolution 0.25 In., 1 degree, Heavy Gauge Aluminum, Black Gradations, Matte Finish to Prevent Glare(Owned)
  • Pliers – Kobalt 5-Piece Pliers Set, 6" long nose pliers, 6" diagonal pliers, 6" slip joint pliers, 7" linesman pliers, 8" groove joint pliers, Drop forged chrome nickel steel, Ergonomic molded anti-slip handles.  (Owned) 
  • Handsaw – Kobalt 20-in Aggress Saw, Blade Length 20 inches, Blade Material Steel, Handel Material Rubber, Teeth per Inch 9.  (Owned)
  • Drywall Knife – Kobalt 6" Drywall Joint Knife, Stainless Steel 4-1/8"L x 6"W blade comfort grip handle.  (Owned)
  • Screwdrivers – Kobalt 12-Piece Screwdriver, Shock resistant handle, Special alloy steel blades. 1/8" x 2", 3/16" x 4", 1/4" x 1 1/2", 1/4" x 4", 3/8" x 8", #0 x 2", #1 x 3", #2 x 1 1/2", #2 x 4", #2 x 4", #3 x 6", Slotted and Phillips Types,  and 2 Offset Types.  (Owned)
  • Leather Tool Apron – AWP General Construction Tool Apron, Leather Primary and Secondary Pocket Material, Metal Hammer Holder, Single Buckle Type, Max. Length 58 inches, Width 2 inches.  (Owned)
  • Ladder – Werner 6-ft Fiberglass Step Ladder, Duty Rating 225 (lbs.), Type II ANSI Ladder Rating, Ladder Length 6 (Feet), Base Width 41 (Inches), Rung/Step Depth 3 (Inches), Rung/Step Material Aluminum, Weight 15 (lbs.), OSHA Safety Listing.  (Owned)
  • Measuring Tape – Stanley 35-ft Locking SAE Tape measure, Tape Length 35 (Feet), Measurement Format SAE, Tape Width 1”, Locking Tape.  (Owned)
  • Cordless Reciprocating Saw – DEWALT 18-Volt Variable Speed Cordless Reciprocating Saw, Battery Voltage 18 volts, Keyless / Keyed Blade Change, Adjustable Shoe, Blade Stroke Length 1.125 (Inches), Weight 5.8 (lbs.).  (Owned)
  • Chisel – Stanley 1-3/8-in Wood Chisel, chisel Sizes: 1", 3/4", 1/2", 1/4" Length 7.875 (Inches), Width 1.312 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Drywall Saw - Kobalt Double Sided Drywall Saw, Blade Material Steel, Blade Length 6.875 (Inches), 7 Teeth Per Inch, Handle Length 5 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Hammer – Kobalt 20 oz Flat Angle Handle Hammer, Head Material Steel, Handle Material Fiberglass, Head Weight 20 (oz.), Ripping Claw Style, Flat Face Style, Handle Length 11.7 (Inches).  (Owned)
  • Tool Box - Homak Bw00203200 Brown 3-Drawer Industrial Series Portable Friction Toolbox, Steel Material, Assembled Width 20.25 (Inches), Assembled Depth 8.75 (Inches), Assembled Height 13.75 (Inches), 3 Drawers, Steel Lockable Latch and Handle.  (Owned)

PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET
2015 and 2016 Calendar Years
BUILDING MAINTENANCE
(540 Total Clock Hours)
ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES (Graduation Rates)
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Students available for graduation

Number of On-Time Graduates

On-Time Completion Rate

2016

70

70

50

71%

2015

 46

37

20

54%

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Students Completing Within 150% of Published Program Length


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Students available for graduation

150% Graduates

150%
Completion Rate

2016

70

70

0

0%

2015

46

37

0

0%

Student Initials:________     Date:___________
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JOB PLACEMENT RATES
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Number of Graduates

Graduates available for employment

Graduates employed in the field

Placement Rate % Employed in the field

2016

70

50

30

21

70%

2015

46

20

12

9

75%

Students are entitled to a list of the job classifications considered in the field of this educational program. To obtain this list, please request from your Sutech School Placement Services representative.


GAINFULLY EMPLOYED CATEGORIES
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting

Part Time vs. Full Time Employment


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the field 20-29 hours per week

Graduates Employed in the field at least 30 hours per week

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

8

13

21

2015

3

6

9

Single Position vs. Concurrent Aggregated Positions


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the Field in a Single Position

Graduates Employed in the field in Concurrent Aggregated Positions

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

13

8

21

2015

7

2

9

 

SELF-EMPLOYED / FREELANCE POSITIONS


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed who are Self-Employed or Working Freelance

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

6

21

2015

2

9

 

INSTITUTIONAL EMPLOYMENT


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the Field who are Employed by the Institution, an Employer Owned by the Institution, or an Employer who Shares Ownership with the Institution

Total Graduates employed in the field

2016

0

21

2015

0

9

 

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SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment

Graduates Employed in Field

Annual Salary and Wage Reported for
Graduates Employed in the Field

20,001 to 25,000

25,001 to 30,000

30,001 to 35,000

35,001 to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000

45,001 or more

No Salary Information Reported

2016

30

21

15

6

0

0

0

0

0

2015

12

9

7

2

0

0

0

0

0

A list of sources used to substantiate salary disclosures is available from the school. To obtain this list, please request from your Sutech School Placement Services representative.
Student Initials:________     Date:___________
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COST OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Total Charges for the program for students completing on-time in 2016: $5,400.00
Additional charges may be incurred if the program is not completed on-time.
Student Initials:________     Date:___________
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Students at Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training are not eligible for federal student loans. This institution does not meet the U.S. Department of Education criteria that would allow its students to participate in federal student aid programs.
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This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833, or calling 1-888-370-7589 or by fax (916)263-1897, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov

I have read and understand this School Performance Fact Sheet. The School Performance Fact Sheet was reviewed and discussed with a school official prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Student Name: _________________________________    
(Print)

Student Signature: ______________________________     Date: _________________ 

 

School Official: _________________________________     Date: _________________

 

DEFINITIONS

  • “Number of Students Who Began the Program” means the number of students who began a program who were scheduled to complete the program within 100% of the published program length within the reporting calendar year and excludes all students who cancelled during the cancellation period.
  • “Students Available for Graduation” is the number of students who began the program minus the number of students who have died, been incarcerated, or been called to active military duty.
  • “Number of On-time Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length within the reporting calendar year.
  • “On-time Completion Rate” is the number of on-time graduates divided by the number of students available for graduation.
  • “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 150% of the program length (includes on-time graduates).
  • “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 150% of the published program length, including on-time graduates, divided by the number of students available for graduation.
  • “Graduates Available for Employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.
  • “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means the graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
  • “Graduates Employed in the Field” means graduates who beginning within six months after a student completes the applicable educational program are gainfully employed, whose employment has been reported, and for whom the institution has documented verification of employment. For occupations for which the state requires passing an examination, the six months period begins after the announcement of the examination results for the first examination available after a student completes an applicable educational program.
  • “Placement Rate Employed in the Field” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
  • “Number of Graduates Taking Exam” is the number of graduates who took the first available exam in the reported calendar year. 

 

  • “First Available Exam Date” is the date for the first available exam after a student completed a program.
  • “Passage Rate” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates who passed the exam by the number of graduates who took the reported licensing exam.
  • “Number Who Passed First Available Exam” is the number of graduates who took and passed the first available licensing exam after completing the program.
  • “Salary” is as reported by graduate or graduate’s employer.
  • “No Salary Information Reported” is the number of graduates for whom, after making reasonable attempts, the school was not able to obtain salary information.

 

STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL
In order to be eligible for a refund students attending Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training must meet criteria that is outlined in our Refund Policy detailed below:

A student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund to the paying entity of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.  If a student is rejected for training or if a course is canceled, the paying entity will receive a refund of all monies paid within 45 days.  A Student may withdraw from school at any time and the paying entity will receive a refund of any paid but unused tuition.  If a Student withdraws or is suspended or expelled after the aforementioned 7 day period for cancellation, all tuition and fees (i.e., educational costs), less a registration fee not to exceed $75 shall be refunded on a pro-rata basis. Cancellation shall occur when you provide notice to the institution. Notice must be provided in writing form in person or by mail at 3455 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023; or by fax (323) 262-0459; phone or email notice will not be accepted.

If the Student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
The college shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the registration fee or unreturned books/materials fee not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh class day after enrollment, whichever is later.

The college also provides a pro-rata refund policy for the return of unearned institutional charges if the student cancels an enrollment agreement or withdraws during a period of attendance and has completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance in their program.

The pro rata refund shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student or the paying entity, calculated as follows:
(1) The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days or hours in the program), multiplied by the number of days student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.
(2) Except as provided for in subdivision (3), all amounts paid by the student in excess of what is owed as calculated in subdivision (1) shall be refunded.
(3) Except as provided herein, all amounts that the student or the paying entity has paid shall be subject to refund excluding the seventy five dollar ($75.00) registration fee, Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee, and any unreturned/used books, supplies or equipment.  This non-refundable amount shall not total more than seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00).  Books, supplies and equipment are considered non-refundable once they have been opened or used.

 

 

If the school has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student's behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student's withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 45 days of the student's withdrawal or cancellation.

The school shall refund any credit balance on the student's account within 45 days after the date of the student's completion of, or withdrawal from, their educational program in which they were enrolled.  For purposes of this section "day" means calendar day.

If you, the student, defaults on a federal or state loan, both of the following may occur:

  • The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against you, the student, including garnishing an income tax refund; and/or
  • You, the student, may not be eligible for any other government financial assistance at another institution until the loan is repaid.

 

“YOU MAY ASSERT AGAINST THE HOLDER OF THE PROMISSORY NOTE YOU SIGNED IN ORDER TO FINANCE THE COST OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ALL OF THE CLAIMS AND DEFENSES THAT YOU COULD ASSERT AGAINST THIS INSTITUTION, UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID UNDER THE PROMISSORY NOTE”

 

 

Student Signature: ____________________________________________   Date: _______________________