Building Maintenance Certificate

The mission of the Building Maintenance Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent building maintenance professionals, and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

Students in the Building Maintenance program are trained as building maintenance professionals capable of maintaining commercial buildings. Subject matter in the program includes plumbing, electricity, carpentry, and heating/air conditioning. Students learn physical and electrical theories that enable them to understand building systems. In addition, they study building cleaning, landscape maintenance, pool care, computers, and boiler operation. Water treatment is discussed in both the pool and boiler courses.  The program introduces current environmental and energy problems that can be reduced through efficient building operation. It also encourages resource development, teamwork and interpersonal skills required on the job.

Students are awarded a Certificate of Applied Science upon successfully completing the program. Contact John Walker, Program Director, at 406-243-7645 or for more information.

Certificate of Applied Science - Building Maintenance

Missoula College

Catalog Year: 2014-2015

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0


Rule: Required for Building Maintenance

Show All Course Descriptions Course Credits
Show Description BME 122T - Electricity
Offered spring. The electrical laws and principles pertaining to DC and AC circuits. Includes current, voltage, resistance, power, load, panels, feeders, lamps, motors, and fuses. Introduction to wiring methods and materials in conformance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Includes installation and replacement of light fixtures, heaters, GFCI’s, switches, receptacles, and electrical thermostats.
5 Credits
Show Description BME 123T - Carpentry
Offered autumn. Application of carpentry principles and techniques. Construction and maintenance of foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof systems. Includes safe use of tools and materials common to the industry. Additional topics are painting, masonry, insulation, and ventilation of commercial buildings.
6 Credits
Show Description BME 127T - Low Pressure Boilers
Offered spring. The fundamentals of low pressure boiler operation and maintenance. Covers steam, feed-water, fuel, and draft systems. Includes boiler water treatment and hot water heating systems. Introduces safe mechanical operating procedures used in the industry.
3 Credits
Show Description BME 128T - Maintenance
Offered autumn. Maintenance principles pertaining to lawns, groundcovers, trees, swimming pools, plumbing, and building cleaning. Emphasis is placed on safe application of chemicals; maintenance frequency; and the identification and safe uses of associated tools and materials.
6 Credits
Show Description BME 130T - Heating & Air Conditioning
Offered spring. The fundamentals of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Covers heating and refrigeration cycles, gas furnaces, refrigerants, system evacuation and charging, and components used in associated systems. Introduces the basic mechanical service procedures used in the industry.
6 Credits
Show Description CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
Offered autumn and spring. Introduction to computer terminology, hardware, and software, including wire/wireless communications and multimedia devices. Students utilize word processing, spread sheet, database, and presentation applications to create projects common to business and industry in a networked computing environment. Internet research, email usage, and keyboarding proficiency are integrated.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 102 - Interprsnl Skills in Workplace
This course will introduce students to interpersonal communication theory which can be applied to a workplace environment. Students will learn effective communication strategies that promote success in professional and personal relationships.
1 Credits
Show Description M 111 - Technical Mathematics
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 2. Designed to provide the mathematical background necessary for success in the industrial areas. Topics covered include percent, ratio proportion, formula evaluation, basic algebra and geometry concepts, trigonometry, measurement, statistics, and graphing. Markdowns, inventory turnover, and other basic formulas. Credit does not count toward Associate of Arts or Baccalaureate degrees. MC
3 Credits
Show Description WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
Offered every term.  Course assumes a basic computer literacy.  Appropriate score on placement test or consent of instructor.  Introduction to technical writing situations with appropriate formats.  Emphasis is on writing with document design and graphic placement introduced.  Students are expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage. 
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 36 Total Credits Required