~Classes begin August 21, 2015~
Paul D. Camp Community College has expanded its Industrial Trades programs by additionally offering the Building Maintenance Career Studies Certificate.
“This program will not only add to the diversity of PDCCC’s Industrial Trades programs, it is also a 24 credit curriculum, which qualifies students for financial aid,” said Dean of Occupational/Technical Programs Dr. Renee Felts.
Students enrolled in this program will train in the basic principles and skills relating to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and electricity, plumbing, carpentry, safety, blueprint reading and welding.
According to Industrial Trades faculty member Richard Baker, the program is designed to train students to maintain and repair structures and systems of commercial and industrial establishments, such as hotels, apartment complexes, schools, hospitals and shopping centers. No previous experience is required.
“This program will benefit recent high school graduates, people transitioning from the military or displaced workers,” said Baker.
The program can be completed in two semesters. However, an additional semester can earn a student another Career Studies Certificate in HVAC.
Jobs for building maintenance positions are expected to grow nine percent by 2022. The median annual wage for general maintenance and repair workers in Hampton Roads is $36,000.
For more information, contact Baker, 757-569-6729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.