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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Apartment Maintenance Technician Training
Name
MNT-3066B2
Overall Quality of This Course
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Based on 137 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Students interested in working as Apartment Maintenance Technicians
Description
This course prepares students for entry-level employment in maintenance in the multi-family/apartment housing industry. It covers the “inside” of the business as well as interior and exterior maintenance, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, and appliance maintenance and repair. The course includes lectures and hands-on labs. Upon completion, students will have met one of the requirements for the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT). Prerequisites: GED® or High School Diploma or CRC Bronze level or above. Students should bring their own tools/materials and wear safety clothes, gloves, shoes, and glasses.
Course Objectives
  1. a. Understand roles and responsibilities in electrical maintenance and repair
    b. Understand roles and responsibilities in plumbing maintenance and repair
    c. Understand roles and responsibilities in air conditioning maintenance and repair
    d. Understand roles and responsibilities in maintaining and repairing heating systems
    e. Understand roles and responsibilities in appliance maintenance and repair
    f. Understand the apartment business
    g. Understand people, projects and profit
    h. Practice proper safety measures when handling refrigerants and oils
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1. Inside the Apartment Business
    a. Maintaining the Community
    b. Safety First
    c. Compliance Matters
    d. Customer Service
    2. People, Projects and Profits
    a. People
    b. Projects
    c. Profit
    d. Practice scenarios
    3. The Future of Air Conditioning In the Apartment Industry
    a. EPA: What you should know about refrigerants
    b. Save it or replace it?
    c. 13 SEER; HCFC-22
    d. R-410a; R407c
    e. Oils; Clean Air Act
    4-5. Interior and Exterior Maintenance and Repair
    a. Make-ready maintenance
    b. Caulking
    c. Ceilings and walls
    d. Locks
    e. Tile
    f. Other interior maintenance topics identified during discussions
    g. Curb appeal
    h. Swimming pool area safety
    I. Inspections of building exteriors
    6-13 Electrical Maintenance and Repair
    a. Roles and responsibilities in electrical maintenance and repair. Electrical basics,
    terms, wiring, and safety
    c. Tools and equipment for electrical repairs
    d. Main service panels, wall switches, receptacles and smoke alarms
    e. Incandescent and fluorescent light fixtures
    14-17 Plumbing Maintenance and Repair
    a. Role and responsibilities in plumbing maintenance and repair
    b. Plumbing basics, pipes and fittings, terms and safety
    c. Tools and equipment for plumbing repairs
    d. Shut off valves
    e. Faucets and sinks
    f. Garbage disposals
    g. Tubs and showers
    h. Toilets
    I. Drains
    j. Water heaters
    18-26. Air Conditioning Maintenance and Repair
    a. Roles and responsibilities in air conditioning maintenance and repair
    b. Air conditioning safety
    c. Tools and equipment for air conditioning repairs
    d. Refrigerants and their special properties
    e. The air conditioning system
    f. Simple fixes
    g. Refrigerant system repairs
    h. Electrical system repairs
    i. Air distribution system repairs
    27-33. Heating Systems Maintenance and Repair
    a. Roles and responsibilities in maintaining and repairing heating systems
    b. Heating safety
    c. Tools and equipment for heating repairs
    d. Air distribution
    e. Electric furnaces
    f. Electric baseboard heating
    g. Gas furnaces
    h. Hydroid heating
    34-37. Appliance Maintenance and Repair
    a. Roles and responsibilities in appliance maintenance and repair
    b. Diagnosing appliance problems
    c. Appliance safety
    d. Tools and equipment for appliance repairs
    e. Clothes dryers and washers
    f. Ovens and cooktops
    g. Dishwashers
    h. Refrigerators
    38-40. Human Resources
    a. Customer service
    b. Interpersonal skills
    c. Interview skills
    d. Write a resume

    Note: Instructors may change the course schedule to better serve the students in the class
Contact Hours
126
CEU's
12.6
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Yes
Certification
National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI)
Website URL
http://www.naahq.org/learn/education/certification-for-apartment-maintenance-technicians
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Certificate candidates must complete the following within 12 months of declaring candidacy for CAMT to receive the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians designation:

    - One year of apartment or rental housing maintenance experience
    - CAMT Training
    - Pass the CAMT Exam

    For more information review the CAMT Skill Standards and the Candidate Handbook.
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
CRC Bronze level or above and GED® or High School Diploma
Text and Supplies Needed
CAMT Text Books
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
N/A
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Successful completion of this course requires 90% attendance and satisfactory class participation (i.e., be able to demonstrate proficiency in all concepts taught). If a student has extenuating circumstances causing absences of greater than 10% of the class time, the student must make arrangements with the instructor to provide evidence of keeping up with the class material and making up the work, exercises, and projects missed; or demonstrate competency in the course objectives. Students with irregular attendance, less than 90% attendance, or is unable to demonstrate competency will receive a grade of NG (no grade).
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
N/A
Intended Audience
Students interested in working as Apartment Maintenance Technicians
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Apartment Industry
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
Apartment Maintenance Technician
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance/Houseman
Related Courses
  • OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry - OSH-3013A3
  • Heating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) - AHR-3131A2
Course Contact Information
Vocational Training Department
919-866-7221