CURRICULAR GUIDE

Building Maintenance
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0211  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

Building maintenance workers are required to maintain the aesthetic and
structural integrity of buildings.  These include houses, apartments and
commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.  They may be responsible
for maintenance and upkeep of all mechanical, plumbing and electrical
equipment, as well as grounds-keeping.  They should also be versatile enough
to do routine painting, drywall, plastering, woodworking, pool and lawn
maintenance, as well as some custodial work.  Building maintenance workers can
either be self-employed or work for apartment complexes, hospitals, office
complexes, hotels, schools, commercial buildings or restaurants.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 59 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BLDR 101    Basic Woodworking                                                2
BLDR 132    General Home Maintenance                                         2
BLDT 121    Residential Framing                                              4
BLDT 126    Interior Carpentry                                               4
ELTE 100    Electrical Safety Practices                                      1
ELTE 112    Basic Wiring Installation                                        2
HORT 105    Pest/Problem Ornamental Plants                                   2
HVAC 100    Fundamentals of HVAC                                             3
HVAC 105    Sheet Metal Fabrication/Instal                                   2
HVAC 110    Applied Electricity I                                            2
HVAC 111    Applied Electricity II                                           2
HVAC 120    Heating I                                                        4
HVAC 130    Air Conditioning I                                               4
HVAC 211    Schematics                                                       3
HVAC 220    Heating II                                                       4
HVAC 221    Introduction to Hydronics                                        3
HVAC 230    Air Conditioning II                                              4
HVAC 240    Refrigeration I                                                  4
HVAC 241    Refrigeration II                                                 4
LAND 133    Home Landscape Maintenance                                       3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   71

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
BLDR 101          ELTE 112          BLDR 132          BLDT 126
ELTE 100          HVAC 111          BLDT 121          HVAC 221
HVAC 100          HVAC 120          HORT 105          HVAC 230
HVAC 105          HVAC 130          HVAC 220          HVAC 240
HVAC 110          HVAC 211          Lim.Ch.           LAND 133
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.

HVAC 241