Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Facilities Maintenance Fundamentals


 Department:    ENVC

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    030101

 EPC:    165

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Introduction to facilities maintenance including basic grounds maintenance, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry fundamentals. Includes sediment and erosion control measures for construction sites.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Perform basic building evaluations concerning maintenance needs and prioritization.
  2. Perform basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry repairs.
  3. Perform basic grounds maintenance for park or recreational facilities.
  4. Identify noxious weeds and create an eradication schedule.
  5. Document maintenance requirements and their activities, costs, and time.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

Course Contents

  1. Wood structure evaluation and basic carpentry repair techniques.
  2. Electrical trouble shooting and repair.
  3. Trouble shooting and integrity evaluation of basic building plumbing.
  4. Basic plumbing repair and maintenance.
  5. Basic grounds maintenance, including pruning.
  6. Record keeping of facilities maintenance activities.