Facilities Maintenance Engineer

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Students prepare for careers in the building care and maintenance industry, including boiler operator, Maintenance Technician, Apartment Maintenance Technician, Facilities Maintenance Technician, Facilities Maintenance Engineer, and Building Engineer. 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. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in these or other related professions.  

Contact Information:

Jason Carroll, Career Advisor

South Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Bates Technical College’s Facilities Maintenance Engineer Program provides students with a hands-on learning experience to prepare them for employment in the building maintenance field. Buildings today are composed of many complex systems and components that work in combination to create the modern comforts we take for granted today.

There is high demand for trained personnel and this program will equip students with the combination of academic and hands-on knowledge to find employment. Learn about and train on Building Electrical Systems, Low Voltage Electrical and Programmable Logic Controllers, Building HVAC and ventilation systems, boiler operation, building water and plumbing systems as well as building controls and automation. Our robust Employer Partnerships mean that successful graduates can leave the program with careers waiting for them in the field.

Enrollment is open for all quarters.

Certifications and degrees available through this program:

  • Facilities Maintenance Engineer AAS
  • Building Care and Maintenance Certificate of Competency
  • Maintenance Technician I and II Certification
  • Building Care and Maintenance I and II Certification
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Forklift Certification
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • EPA 608 Universal Certification

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates applying to become a Nonresidential Maintenance (07) Specialty Electrician are eligible for up to 700 hours of work experience credit. Graduates must hold an active electrical training certificate through attendance of the program.


Degrees & Certificates:

  • AAS: Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Certificate of Competency: Building Care and Maintenance
  • Certificate of Training: Multiple Options
  • CIP: 46.0401

Program Lengths:

  • AAS program degree length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3-4 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 1 Quarter

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Cameron Lafreniere

(253) 680-7448


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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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.

  • National Median Salary: $54,920
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 70,100

This information is based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, captured on July 2021.

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