Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Are you ready to start building your career path? Bates Technical College’s Facilities Maintenance Engineer program provides you with a hands-on learning experience to prepare you for employment in the building care and maintenance field. This robust program offers a variety of certificate options, or you can earn a degree in six quarter. Students in this program prepare for apprenticeship into the Western Washington Operating Engineers Facilities Custodial Services Apprenticeship Committee, and the Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jim Field
253-680-7403 | jfield@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$42,730
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings154,700

This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ENGINEER - Associate of Applied Science: 120 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
MATH174 - Math for Allied Health
Mathematical concepts for allied health fields including systems of measurement, use of formulas, ratios and proportions in health applications; and basic statistics
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM101 FACM101 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices and procedures as required by state and federal standards for building maintenance
3
FACM102 FACM102 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of electricity and their application to the building maintenance industry: Ohms law, basic circuitry fundamentals, electrical troubleshooting and the National Electrical Codes are studied
3
FACM103 FACM103 - Electrical Service
Students troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair electrical services within a building. Electric motors, controls, PLCs, and test equipment are studied
4
FACM104 FACM104 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Students read, interpret, and create graphic drawings including building and machine blueprints, technical sketching, and working drawings. Trade math is also studied
5
FACM105 FACM105 - Engineering Drawings
A continuation of the concepts introduced in FACM 104, students creates commercial plans: plot, floor, elevation, sections, and plan details
4
FACM106 FACM106 - Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics
This course is an introduction to basic fluid power, and the application of hydraulic principles to the building maintenance field. Hydraulic systems, circuits, and efficiency are studied
5
FACM107 FACM107 - Machine Components
This course is an introduction to industrial maintenance of machine components including predictive and preventive maintenance, lubrication requirements, vibration analysis, and close tolerance dimensioning
5
FACM108 FACM108 - Mechanical and Machine Maintenance
Students follow processes used to maintain centrifugal, rotary, and reciprocating pumps, gears, and compressors, and other mechanical devices. Maintenance scheduling, computerized maintenance management systems and computer- generated repair strategies are studied
5
FACM109 FACM109 - Tools and Equipment
This course is an introduction to the tools and equipment used in the building maintenance occupation. The safe use, maintenance, and storage of a variety of tools and equipment are emphasized. Stationary, hand, and power tools are used
3
FACM111 FACM111 - Building Maintenance and Repair Methods
The maintenance, repair, and minor remodeling techniques for structures and the non-mechanical elements of a building complex are emphasized. Doors, windows, stairs, walls, siding, roofing and all other aspects of building maintenance are discussed
5
FACM113 FACM113 - Introduction to Building Maintenance
Students are introduced to the basic maintenance and repair methods used in the building maintenance profession
3
FACM121 FACM121 - Grounds Keeping
Students select and use proper equipment for maintaining turf, shrubs, and plants. Irrigation system design, installation and repair, basic asphalt and concrete maintenance are studied
5
FACM122 FACM122 - HVAC Systems
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning systems with emphasis on the adjustment of air flow, indoor air quality, troubleshooting of minor problems, and preventive maintenance methods are studied
4
FACM140 FACM140 - Boiler Operations and Certifications
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of low and high-pressure steam boiler systems with emphasis on routine operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may test for certification as a Class V Boiler Operator/Fireman
12
FACM143 FACM143 - Advanced Projects
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student to be viable and industry related. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
3
FACM144 FACM144 - Advanced Boiler Operations
Students follow advanced boiler methods of low and high-pressure steam boiler systems with emphasis on routine operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may test for certification as a Class IV Boiler Operator/Fireman
5
FACM221 FACM221 - Small Business Planning
Students review light residential and commercial design and remodeling methods including the bidding process. Energy auditing, building code requirements, deconstruction, sustainable retrofit and updates to the building environment are researched
3
FACM222 FACM222 - Introduction to Remodeling
Students review light residential and commercial design and remodeling methods including the bidding process. Energy auditing, building code requirements, retrofit, and updating the built environment are researched
4
FACM230 FACM230 - Computers in Industry
Students are introduced to the use of computers in maintenance management with the use of basic computer programs
2
FACM231 FACM231 - Computer Applications
Students create preventive maintenance schedules using a spreadsheet application with mainstream applications utilized by maintenance technicians. Students use common programs for research, cost analysis, scheduling, tracking and reporting. They also use common computer applications to communicate, build, and share maintenance-related coursework
4
WBAS101 WBAS101 - Welding Basics
This course is an introduction to industry-standard welding and cutting processes. Safety principles, equipment setup, and the use of tools and materials are presented.
8

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
FACM291 FACM291 - Practical Applications
This course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
1 - 13
FACM292 FACM292 - Independent Project I
The independent project I course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
FACM293 FACM293 - Independent Project II
The independent project II course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
FACM294 FACM294 - Independent Project III
The independent project III course offers students an opportunity to work independently on a project that is determined by both the instructor and the student. The project should be based on prior course work and should result in the achievement of advanced learning in the subject area chosen.
5
FACM296 FACM296 - Work-Based Learning Experience I
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.
1-13
FACM297 FACM297 - Work-Based Learning Experience II
This course provides a work-based learning experience with an instructor-approved employer in student's program of study. Emphasis is placed on integration of classroom learning with related work experience. Specific learning outcomes need to be agreed upon in a written agreement between student, instructor, and participating employer. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate their career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies.
1-13

BUILDING/CARE MAINTENANCE - Certificate of Competency: 84-87 Credits

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General Education Requirements

Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.

Gen Ed Group Credits Required Course ID/Name Credits
Communication 5.0 ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
5
ENGL175 - Professional Writing
Enables students in career training programs to think logically and clearly and be effective and convincing in their professional and technical writing. It focuses on development of communication skills essential in a variety of forms of professional writing and technical writing.
5
HUM/SS/NS/O 5.0 BIOL&160 - General Biology
General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world. The primary goal of the course is to provide students with exposure to and an appreciation of, basic cellular, molecular, genetic, evolutionary and ecological processes that will assist them in future advanced courses
5
BIOL&175 - Human Biology with Lab
This human anatomy and physiology course includes a brief overview of the human body for the non-science major. Basics of chemistry and cell structure are introduced and then the major systems of the human body are emphasized.
5
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
5
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
5
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
5
CHEM&131 - Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry
Introduction to ogranic chemistry and biochemistry includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in the nursing fields. The course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science, such as genetics, microbiology, physiology and nutrition.
5
CMST&102 - Introduction to Mass Media
This course critically examines core issues in the relationship between media and society, including news and entertainment media in print, electronic and digital format. Through readings, viewings, research and discussion, we examine the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of media industries, representations and audiences.
5
CMST&152 - Intercultural Communication
This course is an introduction to the intercultural communication process and its importance in contemporary society. Students learn about the values and beliefse of a variety of cultures and develop skills to interact with people from those cultures. Emphasis is on acquiring an increased understanding of the relationship between culture and communication.
5
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
5
CMST&220 - Public Speaking
Introduction to the rhetoric of speech and the preparation and delivery of speech in an extemporaneous style, including ethical research methods, basic rhetoric and critical analysis, and organziation of various types of presentations. Two to four speaking assignments are required, plus regular quizzes, peer review and written examination. Online resources will be integrated.
5
CMST&230 - Small Group Communications
This course is designed to increase students awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved small group communication skills and strategies.
5
ECON&201 - Microeconomics
This course focuses on the theory of the market systems as a method of allocating resources and distributing income and products. Analysis of current problems including government regulation, subsidies, monopoly and taxation
5
ECON&202 - Macroeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics; elementary analysis of the determination of income through national income accounting. Covers macroeconomic issues including inflation, unemployment, economic growth, recessions, monetary/fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Prerequisite: ECON& 201, MATH 098, and ENGL& 101 is recommended.
5
HIST101 - A History of Science and Technology
This course will trace the history of scientific and technological advancements in the western world. Students will be made aware of the evoultion in science from a philosophical and historical perspective. Part of the course will focus on the contributions that significant philosophers, scientists and institutions made to knowledge-making. At the same time, emphasis will also be directed toward the contributions of common, everyday artisans and craftsmen to "discovering", creating and recording scientific and technical knowledge.
5
HREL111 - College and Job Search Success
This course is an introduction to employment and life skills that encourage self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-discipline that are necessary for college and self-promotion success. Topics include: self-motivation, personal learning styles, self-management, emotional intelligence, study skills, cover letter and resume writing, and interviewing. Students exercise learned skills by journaling, participating in classroom discussions, creating cover letters and resumes, and participating in mock interviews and other work-related situational role plays.
5
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
5
POLS&101 - Introduction to Political Science
This course is an introduction to American government and politics. Students will study the United States Constitution, governmental institutions, the political system, and the regulatory processes embedded within the document. The course format is lecture/discussion.
5
PSYC&100 - General Psychology
Introductory psychology for people with an interest in all that influences human behavior. Whether planning a career in psychology or gaining insights about yourself and others, you will find this a useful and interesting open enrollment course of study.
5
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
5
SOC&101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a general survey of sociology, the scientific study of the group life of humans in their environment. The course introduces the basic principles of social relationships, collective behavior, and human interaction. These principles are applied to the study of culture; race, gender, and class inequality; deviance; law; social institutions; and social change.
5
Quantitative 5.0 MATH&141 - Precalculus I
In this course students solve functions, function operations, rational, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and linear functions and equation solving, function graphs, matrices and determinants, sequences and series.
5
MATH&142 - Precalculus II
Right and oblique triangle trigonometry, circular functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trig functions, vectors and polar coordinates, and parametric equations
5
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
5
MATH&151 - Calculus
Limits and limit laws, continuity, tangents and rates of change, derivatives using definition and differentiation rules for polynomial, exponential, trigonometric, logarithmic and transcendental functions, max/min problems, LHospitals rule, Newtons method and antidifferentiation.
5
MATH&152 - Calculus II
Course content includes the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite and indefinite integrals, methods of integration, applications of integration, and improper integrals. The course also includes an introduction to first order differential equations, antiderivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, and methods of integration.
5
MATH&153 - Calculus III
Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.
5
MATH171 - Technical Math
Application of linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, geometry and trigonometry and vectors and their applications in the technical workplace.
5
MATH172 - Business Math
Equation solving, exponents, markup, income tax, compoung interst, logarithms and finding time, annuities, amoritization and business statistics.
5
Math173 - Mathematic Concepts for Child Care/Early Education
Mathematics for Early Childhood Educators focuses on the conceptual understanding, connections between and the application of math concepts. Concepts include number systems and computation, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability and statistics, and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate mathematical concepts in ways appropriate for young children.
5

Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM101 FACM101 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices and procedures as required by state and federal standards for building maintenance
3
FACM102 FACM102 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of electricity and their application to the building maintenance industry: Ohms law, basic circuitry fundamentals, electrical troubleshooting and the National Electrical Codes are studied
3
FACM103 FACM103 - Electrical Service
Students troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair electrical services within a building. Electric motors, controls, PLCs, and test equipment are studied
4
FACM104 FACM104 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Students read, interpret, and create graphic drawings including building and machine blueprints, technical sketching, and working drawings. Trade math is also studied
5
FACM105 FACM105 - Engineering Drawings
A continuation of the concepts introduced in FACM 104, students creates commercial plans: plot, floor, elevation, sections, and plan details
4
FACM106 FACM106 - Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics
This course is an introduction to basic fluid power, and the application of hydraulic principles to the building maintenance field. Hydraulic systems, circuits, and efficiency are studied
5
FACM107 FACM107 - Machine Components
This course is an introduction to industrial maintenance of machine components including predictive and preventive maintenance, lubrication requirements, vibration analysis, and close tolerance dimensioning
5
FACM108 FACM108 - Mechanical and Machine Maintenance
Students follow processes used to maintain centrifugal, rotary, and reciprocating pumps, gears, and compressors, and other mechanical devices. Maintenance scheduling, computerized maintenance management systems and computer- generated repair strategies are studied
5
FACM109 FACM109 - Tools and Equipment
This course is an introduction to the tools and equipment used in the building maintenance occupation. The safe use, maintenance, and storage of a variety of tools and equipment are emphasized. Stationary, hand, and power tools are used
3
FACM111 FACM111 - Building Maintenance and Repair Methods
The maintenance, repair, and minor remodeling techniques for structures and the non-mechanical elements of a building complex are emphasized. Doors, windows, stairs, walls, siding, roofing and all other aspects of building maintenance are discussed
5
FACM113 FACM113 - Introduction to Building Maintenance
Students are introduced to the basic maintenance and repair methods used in the building maintenance profession
3
FACM121 FACM121 - Grounds Keeping
Students select and use proper equipment for maintaining turf, shrubs, and plants. Irrigation system design, installation and repair, basic asphalt and concrete maintenance are studied
5
FACM222 FACM222 - Introduction to Remodeling
Students review light residential and commercial design and remodeling methods including the bidding process. Energy auditing, building code requirements, retrofit, and updating the built environment are researched
4

BOILER OPERATIONS - Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM140 FACM140 - Boiler Operations and Certifications
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of low and high-pressure steam boiler systems with emphasis on routine operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may test for certification as a Class V Boiler Operator/Fireman
12
FACM144 FACM144 - Advanced Boiler Operations
Students follow advanced boiler methods of low and high-pressure steam boiler systems with emphasis on routine operation, maintenance, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students may test for certification as a Class IV Boiler Operator/Fireman
5

BUILDING/CARE MAINTENANCE I - Certificate of Training: 18 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM101 FACM101 - Safety Principles
This course is an introduction to the safety practices and procedures as required by state and federal standards for building maintenance
3
FACM102 FACM102 - Fundamentals of Electricity
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of electricity and their application to the building maintenance industry: Ohms law, basic circuitry fundamentals, electrical troubleshooting and the National Electrical Codes are studied
3
FACM103 FACM103 - Electrical Service
Students troubleshoot, test, maintain, and repair electrical services within a building. Electric motors, controls, PLCs, and test equipment are studied
4
FACM104 FACM104 - Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Students read, interpret, and create graphic drawings including building and machine blueprints, technical sketching, and working drawings. Trade math is also studied
5
FACM105 FACM105 - Engineering Drawings
A continuation of the concepts introduced in FACM 104, students creates commercial plans: plot, floor, elevation, sections, and plan details
4

BUILDING/CARE MAINTENANCE II - Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM111 FACM111 - Building Maintenance and Repair Methods
The maintenance, repair, and minor remodeling techniques for structures and the non-mechanical elements of a building complex are emphasized. Doors, windows, stairs, walls, siding, roofing and all other aspects of building maintenance are discussed
5
FACM113 FACM113 - Introduction to Building Maintenance
Students are introduced to the basic maintenance and repair methods used in the building maintenance profession
3
FACM121 FACM121 - Grounds Keeping
Students select and use proper equipment for maintaining turf, shrubs, and plants. Irrigation system design, installation and repair, basic asphalt and concrete maintenance are studied
5
FACM222 FACM222 - Introduction to Remodeling
Students review light residential and commercial design and remodeling methods including the bidding process. Energy auditing, building code requirements, retrofit, and updating the built environment are researched
4

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I - Certificate of Training: 18 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM106 FACM106 - Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics
This course is an introduction to basic fluid power, and the application of hydraulic principles to the building maintenance field. Hydraulic systems, circuits, and efficiency are studied
5
FACM107 FACM107 - Machine Components
This course is an introduction to industrial maintenance of machine components including predictive and preventive maintenance, lubrication requirements, vibration analysis, and close tolerance dimensioning
5
FACM108 FACM108 - Mechanical and Machine Maintenance
Students follow processes used to maintain centrifugal, rotary, and reciprocating pumps, gears, and compressors, and other mechanical devices. Maintenance scheduling, computerized maintenance management systems and computer- generated repair strategies are studied
5
FACM109 FACM109 - Tools and Equipment
This course is an introduction to the tools and equipment used in the building maintenance occupation. The safe use, maintenance, and storage of a variety of tools and equipment are emphasized. Stationary, hand, and power tools are used
3

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN II - Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

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Required Coursework

Course ID Title Prerequisites Credits
FACM112 FACM112 - Basic Refrigeration
This course is an introduction to basic refrigeration cycles and components. Mechanical compression systems, absorption systems and troubleshooting techniques are discussed
4
FACM122 FACM122 - HVAC Systems
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of heating and air conditioning systems with emphasis on the adjustment of air flow, indoor air quality, troubleshooting of minor problems, and preventive maintenance methods are studied
4
FACM221 FACM221 - Small Business Planning
Students review light residential and commercial design and remodeling methods including the bidding process. Energy auditing, building code requirements, deconstruction, sustainable retrofit and updates to the building environment are researched
3
FACM230 FACM230 - Computers in Industry
Students are introduced to the use of computers in maintenance management with the use of basic computer programs
2
FACM231 FACM231 - Computer Applications
Students create preventive maintenance schedules using a spreadsheet application with mainstream applications utilized by maintenance technicians. Students use common programs for research, cost analysis, scheduling, tracking and reporting. They also use common computer applications to communicate, build, and share maintenance-related coursework
4

Students prepare for careers in the building care and maintenance industry, including boiler operator, building repairer, facilities maintenance engineer and custodian in industrial and office buildings, hotels, schools, and government agencies. Instruction includes electricity, welding, blueprint reading, machine maintenance, grounds keeping, boiler repair and operation, HVAC/R and advanced industry applications. Major elements of the program prepare students for Class V and Class IV boiler operator/fireman certification. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Operating Engineers Facilities Custodial Services Apprenticeship Committee and the Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these or other related professions.

At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:

  1. Maintain, diagnose, and repair conventional building technologies and systems: wiring, heating, cooling, plumbing, and ventilation systems.
  2. Repair and maintain basic electrical fixtures.
  3. Operate common hand tools, electrical test equipment and power tools used in the maintenance trade in a safe and efficient manner.
  4. Identify National Electrical Code standards, recommended practices, and  guides for commercial and industrial building electrical distribution.
  5. Perform basic welding repairs.
  6. Measure, calculate, and estimate needed supplies and costs.
  7. Read and interpret basic blueprints, shop drawings and electrical schematics.
  8. Apply safety procedures when using maintenance tools.
  9. Follow fire prevention practices.

In addition, the following college-wide learning  outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:

  • Human Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Dale Trombley

    253.680.7448 | Email