Facilities Maintenance

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Online Facilities Maintenance Technician Training

Facilities maintenance technicians are responsible for maintaining, inspecting, and repairing issues that commonly occur in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings. If you’re looking for a hands-on career that offers the opportunity to work on new tasks each day, our online Facilities Maintenance Technician Training could be the perfect fit for you. Through self-paced, career-focused classes, you’ll build the skills that can help you prepare to be successful on the job from day one – all on your schedule, from home.

  • Learn foundational workplace safety, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical skills.
  • Designed to prepare learners for a job as a facilities maintenance technician.
  • This is a non-credit issuing course that focuses on career-specific training to prepare learners to gain the job-relevant skills employers in the industry are looking for. 
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Industry-Relevant
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Self Paced

Save up to $300 Ends 2/7/2023

Cost of Program

$899

$1,199 Save $300

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$59/month, Start for as low as $1

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What You Will Learn

  1. Industrial workplace safety procedures that are essential to working in a variety of settings, as well as a foundational understanding of the tools and equipment commonly used in the field.
  2. Basic skills that are relevant to a number of trades, including plumbing, construction, HVAC, and electrical.
  3. How to interpret the information on different types of prints, drawings, and schematics that are used on the job.
  4. Various preventative maintenance techniques for electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Facilities Maintenance Career Outcomes

Facilities Maintenance Technician

AVG SALARY*

$43,180/yr

NUMBER OF JOBS

1,539,100

JOB GROWTH

5%

State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this program.  See the State Licensing page for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. This is particularly important for residents of California and Florida.

Online Facilities Maintenance Curriculum Details

  • 13 Courses
  • 55 exams


Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 9 months
  • Average time = 12 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

Designed with job-readiness in mind, our online Facilities Maintenance Professional Training Program focuses on the industry-relevant skills you’ll need to take the next steps toward an entry-level career as a facilities maintenance technician. Your online maintenance courses include:


  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Fundamentals of HVACR
  • Electrical Fundamentals

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Facilities Maintenance Student Stories

Penn Foster’s Facilities Maintenance Professional Training courses can help prepare you for the first step in your new career. Our programs have helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and advance in their current roles. Learn more about Penn Foster graduates' experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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“Penn Foster is one of the oldest and the best online education providers. It also provides world class and relevant education for the 21st Century. I strongly believe that any Penn Foster graduate can study any discipline in the world and succeed.”

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Facilities Maintenance Online Training Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our online Facilities Maintenance Professional Training Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today!

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $300 Ends 2/7/2023

Cost of Program

$899

$1,199 Save $300

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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Save up to $100 Ends 2/7/2023

Cost of Program

$1,099

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $1 down
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

cost of program

$1,199

  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $49 down
  • Mail your payment using coupon book
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Our Proven Facilities Maintenance Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals

Flexible

  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced

Interactive

  • Digital study guides
  • Presentations and animations
  • Simulations and videos

Connected

  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Student Portal Help Center

Supportive

  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

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Online Facilities Maintenance Training Course FAQs

What does a facilities maintenance technician do?

Facilities maintenance technicians are responsible for a variety of tasks around and within the building they work in. On a typical day, they may inspect equipment, complete routine maintenance, and troubleshoot and repair tools and equipment as needed. To be successful on the job, facilities maintenance techs need to have basic construction, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC skills.

Where do facilities maintenance technicians work?

Facilities maintenance technician jobs can be found in a variety of settings, from the manufacturing industry to large residential or commercial properties. Since many large buildings, including hospitals, apartment buildings, and warehouses, require regular maintenance to ensure that everything runs well, there are plenty of opportunities available for skilled maintenance techs to find work.

What is the average facilities maintenance salary?

The average salary for an entry-level facilities maintenance technician is $43,180 per year, or $20.76 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*. Facilities maintenance technicians working in manufacturing facilities are more likely to earn more, with most in the field earning an average salary of $48,060, while those working for rental companies are more likely to earn less at $37,900 per year.

What makes our professional training programs unique?

Penn Foster's Professional Training Programs provide career-relevant training and typically take less than 12 months to complete. Focused on providing industry- and career-specific skills, these programs offer the opportunity for you to take the next steps toward job readiness on the timeline that works best for your career. Unlike our degree and diploma programs, these programs are not accredited by the DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission), but instead can serve as a valuable credential that shows prospective employers that you've gained the relevant skills needed to work as an entry-level facilities maintenance technician.

Will completing an unaccredited program affect my ability to get a job in the field?

It should not. Today, more and more employers emphasize demonstrable skills when searching for qualified employees and not all career paths require you to have a degree. Our professional training programs are designed for those learners who want a quick, focused path toward potentially qualifying for entry-level positions in a new industry.

Sources:

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, "General Maintenance and Repair Workers." Accessed December 9, 2022.


Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.