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Program Overview

The Maintenance Technician Certificate is designed for general maintenance technicians that are responsible for keeping a variety of machines, appliances, and mechanical systems operating safely and efficiently. In addition to performing routine maintenance, general maintenance technicians usually must be prepared to inspect, troubleshoot, and replace the machines and systems that they work on. Upon completion, students should be able to

  • Demonstrate proficiency with a wide range of repair equipment, including power tools.
  • Apply safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage, and appropriate handling of hazmat.
  • Create and maintain documentation on repairs and preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Assist in troubleshooting complicated mechanical systems and monitoring operations.

After employers need assessments with our local business and industry, certain skills were deemed essential for all applicants entering the local workforce. Core skills include Health and Safety (OSHA 10), Continuous Improvement (Lean Six Sigma), Human Resources Development (HRD), and Basic Computer Skills. Completion of these skills provides potential employee candidates a strong background in workplace culture that consists of a safe working environment, an understanding of efficient processes and practices, recognizing how to become a better team player, and understanding different leadership styles within an organization.

Students will earn the following industry-recognized credentials: OSHA 10, DiSC, Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt), Employability Skills and Career Readiness.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions with entry-level maintenance field.

Internship and Employment Information:

The program includes 20+ hours of on-the-job training. Upon successfully completing the workforce certificate and employer entry requirements, students will be placed with employers for immediate employment.

Program Contacts:

Jill Harding

Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programs

Fast-Track Workforce Certificate Courses

Maintenance Technician

MNT-3065B Maintenance Technician

Program Costs

Grant and Scholarship Opportunities Available

  • Tuition and related supply costs are grant-funded and provided to the student at no cost.
  • Funding for transportation, childcare, and other costs to attend training may be available.
  • Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.
Workforce Grants Scholarships

To qualify for tuition and supply funding, complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information and contact you concerning eligibility for funding assistance.

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