Facilities maintenance is a career with a wide range of opportunities as well as potential for career advancement. The Facilities Maintenance program at Gateway Technical College is a one-year technical diploma program offered at the Kenosha Campus.
Facilities maintenance technicians typically perform building maintenance tasks ranging from basic repairs to operating computerized building automation systems. These skilled workers are needed in almost every institution from small schools and nursing homes to large universities, hospitals and major hotel and apartment complexes.
Students learn from instructors who have extensive carpentry, plumbing, electrical and building operation experience. The goal of the program is to train entry-level employees who understand the need for proper maintenance procedures and quality timely repairs. Hands-on training with equipment used in the field prepares graduates for maintenance work.