Program Inactive as of Summer 2014
Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Program Mission: The Building & Plant Maintenance Technology degree prepares students for entry level Preventive Maintenance Engineering positions targeted toward multistoried commercial office complexes and a wide variety of industrial manufacturing and food service equipment maintenance positions.
This program is an introduction to understanding the variety and nature of the complex relationships between a large structure, its tenants, and the machinery that supports the building or the manufacturing process. Included are basic principles of Preventive Maintenance, HVAC, Refrigeration, Boilers, Electricity and Wiring, Power Generation & Distribution, Building Automation and Controls and Critical Support Equipment. Requirements needed for the safe, cost effective, ecological and ergonomic mechanical support for a commercial building or manufacturing process are also taught. Students will receive instruction on applicable local, State, and Federal Codes, sustainable energy practices; with an emphasis on being prepared to continue to pursue lifelong learning opportunities in the mechanical and building engineering fields.
Building Plant Maintenance Technology AAS degree graduates will:
- be prepared for a wide range of entry level Engineering positions in the building and plant maintenance field
- demonstrate entry-level understanding of the basic principles of building mechanical and piping system operation & maintenance
- operate and maintain a live boiler under supervision
- be prepared for a DPD Grade V Boiler Fireman License exam, & be familiar with ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel CODE
- operate refrigeration systems and their support equipment as part of preparation to sit for a DPD Refrigeration Operating Engineers License exam
- properly transfer and handle refrigerant in preparation for EPA 608 certification
- be introduced to the National Electrical Code standards, recommended practices & guides for commercial & industrial building electrical distribution
- demonstrate entry-level skills in the operation, maintenance and repair of HVAC systems
- demonstrate entry-level skills in electric motor and control systems application and maintenance
- demonstrate entry-level skills in Building Automation & Control Network selection, installation, maintenance & protocol for Field Equipment PLC Controllers
- demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
- meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes
It is the student’s responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or adviser. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
CWEX Cooperative Work Experience may be substituted for one course in the student’s last quarter of training by instructor permission only.