Technical Certificate Programs
Interior & Exterior Maintenance
INT101 - Grounds, Scenery & Curb Appeal
This course studies the basic approach to improving the appearance of an apartment community, but with an emphasis on curb appeal. Students will learn how to maintain signs, gates, fences, flags and flag poles, walkways, trash barriers, grass, fertilizer, mulch, shrubbery, pots, and planters. The students will learn the importance of maintaining these items and developing positive impressions.
INT102 - Outdoor Accessories
This course develops skill in maintaining a basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court, and/or children’s play area. The students will learn how to maintain the court surface, make minor repairs, and remove obstacles that may be considered hazardous. Also covered are water fountain maintenance, sidewalk and step maintenance, and barbeque pit and fire pit maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on keeping these items in good condition because they illustrate the quality of a facility or community.
INT103 - Exterior Maintenance
This course develops skills in making repairs outside the residence. The students will learn how to repair roofs, gutters and down spouts, exterior walls, screens and windows, doors and door locks, porches, patios, and decks. Also covered are safety awareness, tool selection, and construction materials. But most importantly, the students will learn to make repairs in safe, efficient, and productive manners.
INT104 - Interior Maintenance
This course develops skills in maintaining the interior upkeep of a property and to ensure that all vacant apartment units are thoroughly restored to a “market ready” condition, and in a timely manner. More specifically, students will learn procedures for repairing interior components such as ceilings, walls, floors, stairs, doors, cabinets, trim, and baseboards. They will also inspect appliances, HVAC equipment, plumbing fixtures, and the electrical system for safety and functionality.
INT105 - Final & Inspection
This course develops skills in making final preparations before a facility can be leased. It mainly covers touch-up work that may have been damaged during the punch-out or cleaning process. It also covers inspections to assure that the facility is clean, all appliances are working properly, and that all repairs were made in a professional manner.