Get hands-on training in building and home maintenance at UAF. In the facility maintenance program, you’ll gain the skills to deal with challenges unique to rural Alaska structures, learning from professionals with decades of practical experience. Your training will include customizing solutions to a building or home, working with community advocates, and developing strategies for future maintenance needs.
Who Is the Facility Maintenance Program Designed For?
This program is designed to train rural Alaskans for jobs in the maintenance of facilities and family home maintenance, with a focus on Alaska building practices for northern climates.
What is facility maintenance?
Facility maintenance involves keeping buildings, systems and appliances in good working condition by carrying out routine service and repairs. While facility management typically refers to commercial building maintenance, these skills can also apply to home and non-commercial property as well.
How is the facility maintenance program delivered?
Facility maintenance courses are offered through an in-person, intensive cohort in Fairbanks each semester. Based on interest and request, we also can also bring facility maintenance training directly to rural communities throughout Alaska.
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Why Study Facility Maintenance at UAF?
Hands-on learning in the facility maintenance program
At UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development, expect training that is hands-on and job focused. Here are just a few examples of what you’ll learn as part of our facility maintenance program:
- How to install and repair drywall, cabinets and countertops.
- How to troubleshoot and maintain boilers and burners.
- How to safely use hand and power tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).
- How to read basic construction and plumbing blueprints.
- How to test and diagnose various equipment problems.
Explore Classes in the Facility Maintenance Program
Facility maintenance courses cover topics such as workplace safety, hand and power tool usage, blueprint reading, construction measuring, entry-level plumbing and heating, carpentry, interior repairs, framing as well as professional skills that will help you succeed in the job market.
Get Started on Your Facility Maintenance Training
Take the next step toward earning your occupational endorsement in facility maintenance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We have the resources to help you get started.
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