The purpose of the two-semester Commercial and Residential Maintenance program is to prepare individuals for employment in general maintenance and repair work of light commercial and esidential establishments.
The program is a combination of classroom and hands-on training in maintaining and repairing heating and cooling systems, electrical, plumbing, welding, and building components using federal, state, and local codes and regulations. Students will learn to apply fundamental maintenance skills, blueprint reading, math and a variety of troubleshooting techniques which comply with regulatory building codes.
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CRM 1113 – Fundamentals of Maintenance Services
Emphasis on basic concepts and practices in the maintenance programs for commercial and residential facilities including scheduling, work order systems, workforce management, inventory control, and safety and right-to-know programs. Three semester credit hours: two lecture and two hours lab.
CRM 1123 – Maintenance Regulations
Basic information on the various federal, state, and local regulations agencies that govern maintenance operations and practices, including Occupational and Safety Health Act (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Three semester credit hour: three hours lecture.
CRM 1133 – Mathematics and Blueprint Interpretation
Basic instruction in mathematics and the methods of interpreting information and the relationship of details and sections to an overall blueprint utilizing scale drawings, symbols, abbreviations, floor plans, elevations, and specification tables. Three semester credit hours: one hour lecture and four hours lab.
CRM 1214 – Carpentry
Basic course in carpentry skills required to perform building maintenance activities. Covers the installation methods and materials available to make repairs to building structures using accepted trade practices. Four semester credit hours: one hour lecture and six hours lab.
CRM 1222 – Surface Finishes
Various Techniques and processes of surface cleaning, preparation, and repair. Two semester hours credit: one hour lecture and two hours lab.
CRM 1312 – Masonry
Techniques of brick, block, and ceramic tile laying and repair processes to include safety practices. Two semester credit hours: one hour lecture and two hours lab.
CRM 1413 – Plumbing
Basic design, function, maintenance, repair, and replacement of all types of light commercial and residential plumbing fixtures. Three semester credit hours: one hour lecture and four hours lab.
CRM 1513 – Electrical
Basic electrical diagnosis and repair techniques including basic circuit theory, safety and grounding essentials, wiring systems, circuitry, and electrical troubleshooting. Three semester credit hours: one hour lecture and six hours lab.
CRM 1615 – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Basic principles, operation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, in residential and light commercial buildings. Five semester credit hours: two hours lecture and eight hours lab.
CRM 1713 – Special Problems in Welding
Basic course in the development of welding skills in the safe use of the oxyfuel and arc welding techniques. Two semester credit hours: one hour lecture and four hours lab.
CRM 2913 – Special Projects
Practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other building maintenance courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student’s learning experience. Three semester credit hours: one hour lecture and four hours lab.