Programs: Building Maintenance (221-903-11)
Award: Career Studies Certificates 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to prepare students to maintain and repair physical structures and systems of commercial and industrial establishments.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will be able to…

  • Use carpentry specific tools.
  • Solder and braze piping.
  • Knowledge of building code and safety standards.
  • Installing multiple applications and serving in home and commercial buildings.
  • Plumbing installation and service in home and commercial buildings.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in two semesters. 

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills required for various careers in building maintenance environments such as apartment communities, hotels/motels, schools, and office buildings.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers was 841.  There is projected annual demand/need for 79 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Worker, January 2024).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2023 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



Installation, Maintenance and Repair Worker




(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, January 2024)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.