Feb 20, 2020  
2018-19 College Catalog 
2018-19 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Building Maintenance Major Information

This major provides students with the understanding and application of maintenance concepts in electricity, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, security alarm systems and energy management control systems as they apply to hospitals, churches, schools/universities,  high-rise buildings, commercial businesses, along with heating and air conditioning contractors.

Department of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Training


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Robert Kraus, Executive Director, Workforce and Training

Fire Science & Law Enforcement Center 160

(567) 661-7742 robert_kraus@owens.edu

Career Interests

This major offers students who are interested in entering the field of building maintenance an excellent opportunity to improve their employment potential.  Students interested in a specific area within building maintenance, HVACR or pipefitting/plumbing without earning an associate degree should explore the Building Maintenance Certificate (Owens Code: ZBUL) , HVAC Certificate (Owens Code: ZVAC)  or the Pipefitting/Plumbing Certificate (Owens Code: ZPIP) .


In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, apprentices have classroom, laboratory and shop theory experience in such trades as: Toolmaker, Electrician, Building Maintenance, Heating and Air Conditioning, Machine Repair, Patternmaker, Pipefitting and Plumbing, Machinist, Millwright, Maintenance Mechanic, Die Design, Die Maker and Moldmaker. Programs are tailored to meet the needs of individual companies.