61 Instruction Hours; 152.5 Study Hours • Self-paced—completed within 6 to 12 Months
No Prerequisites • 4 Certificates awarded upon completion: Plumbing Theory, Carpentry Theory, Electrical Theory and Facilities Maintenance Technician • Distance Education—delivered by video instruction with instructor support available by email or phone. Online exam only—no hands-on skills assessment.

The knowledge-based Facilities Maintenance Technician Course is an accelerated method of learning multiple trades for the increasing number of maintenance jobs involving skills in more than a single trade. With certificates in three individual trade courses, the exclusive and broad-based curriculum of the Facilities Maintenance Technician Course enables students to begin their maintenance career; or in entry-level single-trade jobs in, plumbing, carpentry and/or electrical. Three complete courses in one course of study, students complete each trade course at a pace they control. Optionally, students may complete Core Curriculum as part of this training course (see Core Curriculum description below). Students must view the video instruction with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass all trade exams with a score of 80% or higher in order to receive their Facilities Maintenance Technician Course Certificate.

Completion of the Facilities Maintenance Technician Course prepares an individual for employment classified as “maintenance” under General Maintenance and Repair (See SOC 49-9071 US Bureau of Labor Statistics) in position titles such as Maintenance, Maintenance Mechanic, and Facilities Maintenance Technician. (For complete information on Individual Trade courses included in the Facilities Maintenance Technician program of study, see individual Course Descriptions and Objectives in this School Catalog, e.g., Plumbing Course.)

  • This course is NOT intended to lead to becoming a Licensed Plumber, Electrician, and/or Contractor, nor is it intended to lead to becoming a Certified Welder. Certificates of this School do not qualify an individual to work as a licensed Plumber or Electrician or as a licensed Contractor.
  • General Maintenance and Repair (SOC 49-9071 US Bureau of Labor Statistics) is a non-licensure occupational classification; therefore, maintenance workers are not required to take a state licensure exam, nor does one exist.
  • Only employees working on their employer’s premises, or individuals working on their own residence, may perform plumbing or electrical work without a Journeyman or Contractor’s License in each of those trades. Additionally, maintenance employees are prohibited from certain types of plumbing and electrical work without a license. (See individual trade course descriptions for more information on each trade.) Permissible tasks for maintenance workers involve repairing and replacing of existing plumbing and electrical systems, operating and maintaining plumbing and electrical systems, and working directly with licensed Plumbing and Electrical Journeymen. A self-employed individual may not perform any plumbing or electrical work (except on their own residence) without a Plumbing or Electrical Contractor’s License.
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  • The Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) course is intended to prepare students for the "General Maintenance and Repair" (Standard Occupational Classification 49-9071 US Bureau of Labor Statistics). This job classification is defined as the following: “Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs” For more occupational information on these and related SOC’s go to or
  • While no special licensure is required to practice this job classification, possessing a Maintenance Technician certificate demonstrates a proven level of competence.
  • The FMT course is not specifically intended to prepare students to pass licensure exams necessary to function as licensed contractors within any of the individual trades included in the FMT course, nor is the FMT course specifically intended to prepare students for their licensure examination as a General Contractor. The FMT course is intended to prepare students to be employed in occupational classifications within the individual trades covered in the course, or General Maintenance and Repair, which do not require licensure. To be self-employed in General Maintenance and Repair, some states may require a contractor’s license.

    (OPTIONAL TEXTBOOK STUDY OF MTT AND FMT COURSES ONLY) 30 Study Hours • No Prerequisites • Completed within 1 to 12 months • Distance Education only • Optional study and quizzes

    Core Curriculum is not a stand-alone, individual course, but a segment of both the Facilities Maintenance Technician and the Multi-Trade Technician courses of study. The 30 hours are part of the total study hours for those courses of study.

    This recommended, but optional, “bonus” study segment gives students an introduction to core trade skills common to all trades. The content includes construction math and drawings, hand and power tools and materials handling, as well as basic safety, communication and employability skills and more. Students can read the instruction with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass the end-of-chapter exams with a score of 80% or higher in order to demonstrate knowledge; however passing quizzes for this study segment is not required.

    Facilities Maintenance Technician (FMT) 61 152.5 Plumbing Theory
    Carpentry Theory
    Electrical Theory
    FMT Theory