Facilities Maintenance Engineer

Are you ready to start building your career path?

Bates Technical College’s Facilities Maintenance Engineer program provides you with a hands-on learning experience to prepare you for employment in the building care and maintenance field. This robust program offers a variety of certificate options, or you can earn a degree in six quarter. Students in this program prepare for apprenticeship into the Western Washington Operating Engineers Facilities Custodial Services Apprenticeship Committee, and the Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jim Field
253-680-7002 | jfield@batestech.edu

Location: South Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 3:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$54,920
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings70,100

This information is base on data from July 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

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Associate of Applied Science
CIP: 46.0401 EPC: 774  

Students prepare for careers in the building care and maintenance industry, including boiler operator, building repairer, facilities maintenance engineer and custodian in industrial and office buildings, hotels, schools, and government agencies. Instruction includes electricity, welding, blueprint reading, machine maintenance, grounds keeping, boiler repair and operation, HVAC/R and advanced industry applications. Major elements of the program prepare students for Class V and Class IV boiler operator/fireman certification. This is a pre-apprenticeship program for the Western Washington Operating Engineers Facilities Custodial Services Apprenticeship Committee and the Western Washington Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Committee. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these or other related professions.  


Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Cameron Lafreniere

    (253) 680-7448 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. Physical campuses are open to students attending on-campus classes, those with an appointment, and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.