Facilities Maintenance Engineer

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South Campus

Dale Trombley
Instructor
253.680.7448

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410
Location South Campus

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

Facilities Maintenance EngineerStudents 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 preapprenticeship 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.

There are multiple options of study available, including an Associate of Technology Degree, Certificate of Competency, or a Certificate of Training in one of the following: Boiler Operations, Building Care and Maintenance I, Maintenance Technician I, Building Care and Maintenance II, or Maintenance Technician II.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 120 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations

5

100+ Level Communications

5

100+ Level Mathematics

5

 

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 101 Safety Principles

2

FACM 102 Fundamentals of Electricity

3

FACM 103 Electrical Service

4

FACM 104 Introduction to Blueprint Reading

5

FACM 105 Engineering Drawings

4

FACM 106 Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics

5

FACM 107 Machine Components

5

FACM 108 Mechanical and Machine Maintenance

5

FACM 109 Tools and Equipment

3

FACM 111 Building Maintenance and Repair Methods

5

FACM 112 Basic Refrigeration

4

FACM 113 Introduction to Building Maintenance

3

FACM 121 Grounds Keeping

5

FACM 122 HVAC Systems

4

FACM 222 Introduction to Remodeling

4

FACM 221 Small Business Planning

3

FACM 230 Computers in Industry

2

FACM 231 Computer Applications

4

FACM 140 Boiler Operations and Certification

12

FACM 144 Advanced Boiler Operations

5

FACM 143 Advanced Projects

10

WBAS 101 Welding Basics

8

 

Certificate of Competency: 84-87 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations

5

90+ Level Communications

5

90+ Level Mathematics

5

 

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 101 Safety Principles

2

FACM 102 Fundamentals of Electricity

3

FACM 103 Electrical Service

4

FACM 104 Introduction to Blueprint Reading

5

FACM 105 Engineering Drawings

4

FACM 106 Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics

5

FACM 107 Machine Components

5

FACM 108 Mechanical and Machine Maintenance

5

FACM 109 Tools and Equipment

3

FACM 111 Building Maintenance and Repair Methods

5

FACM 113 Introduction to Building Maintenance

3

FACM 121 Grounds Keeping

5

FACM 222 Introduction to Remodeling

4

 

Students must choose one of the three following options :

Option A:

FACM 112 Basic Refrigeration

4

FACM 123 HVAC Systems II

4

FACM 221 Small Business Planning

3

FACM 230 Computers in Industry

2

FACM 231 Computer Applications

4

Option B:

FACM 140 Boiler Operations and Certification

12

FACM 144 Advanced Boiler Operations

5

Option C: Work-based Learning

FACM 143 Advanced Projects

10

WBAS 101 Welding Basics

8

 

Certificate of Training: 12 Credits

BOILER OPERATIONS

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 140 Boiler Operations and Certification

12

 

Certificate of Training: 18 Credits

BUILDING CARE AND MAINTENANCE I

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 101 Safety Principles

2

FACM 102 Fundamentals of Electricity

3

FACM 103 Electrical Service

4

FACM 104 Introduction to Blueprint Reading

5

FACM 105 Engineering Drawings

4

 

Certificate of Training: 18 Credits

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN I

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 106 Introduction to Hydraulics/Pneumatics

5

FACM 107 Machine Components

5

FACM 108 Mechanical and Machine Maintenance

5

FACM 109 Tools and Equipment

3

 

Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

BUILDING CARE AND MAINTENANCE II

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 111 Building Maintenance and Repair Methods

5

FACM 113 Introduction to Building Maintenance

3

FACM 121 Grounds Keeping

5

FACM 222 Introduction to Remodeling

4

 

Certificate of Training: 17 Credits

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN II

REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

FACM 112 Basic Refrigeration

4

FACM 123 HVAC Systems II

4

FACM 221 Small Business Planning

3

FACM 230 Computers in Industry

2

FACM 231 Computer Applications

4