Within their careers, Facility Maintenance Technicians work with facility managers, contractors that include; carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and mechanics and other tradesman to service consumers within the built environment. Facility Maintenance Technicians job duties include, basic building maintenance requests, customer communication and coordination, trouble shooting and problem solving, familiarity of Building Automation Systems, Work Order Management Systems, estimating and calculating measurements, being able to respond to building emergencies, and understanding and working safely within a facility.
The industry needs Facility Maintenance Technicians to fill these high demand positions and new openings in several existing and new positions where Facility Maintenance Technicians were either promoted, have retired, or left the field.
College of San Mateo, in partnership with SMCCCD’s Community, Continuing and Corporate Education department is launching their first collaborative Facility Maintenance Technicians Certificate Program taught by Subject Matter Expert, Industry Leading instructor and Regional Director of the Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector - Carlos Santamaria. Upon completing this program, students will take and pass a Safety Training examination to obtain an OSHA-10 Certificate to allow for easy entry into a Facility Maintenance Technician position.
Students will have a selection of job opportunities through large to small companies that comprise all categories of the built environment that include commercial, industrial, retail, residential, new construction, hospitality, universities, schools and more.
For more information please click on the following recorded information session and enter your name and email address for access to view the 45 minute presentation.
Class Meeting Dates and Times
*This course is accessible to students who live in the Bay Area, CA only at this time*
Students will be required to meet for class twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm via Zoom with their instructor.
Instructor: Carlos Santamaria, RPA, MBA, LEED AP
Regional Director - Energy, Construction & Utilities (Bay Area)
FM Statewide Liaison – CCCCO
Zoom Dates subject to change:
1/11/2021, 1/13/2021 (OSHA -10 Safety Class Review)
2/8/2021, (Course Review)
2/10/2021, (1.5/Hr. Final Test & Assessment)
Technical Requirements & Specs
- A computer running a compatible web browser (see below)
- Stable Internet connection (content is not available offline)
- Speakers/headphones, microphone, and web-camera to hear audio from a computer (videos have subtitles as an alternative) Supported Operating Systems
- Lessons can be completed on any desktop computer, smart phone, or tablet
- Labs and projects must be completed on a Microsoft Windows or Apple MacOS desktop computer; use of Chromebooks not supported
- Students will also need to ensure they have permission to download the Zoom app to the computer (e.g., if using a loaner or shared computer such as in a library) Supported Web Browsers