Building Maintenance Technician Training Program

Program Overview: The training program is an overview of basic skills for maintaining and managing interior/exterior of housing communities in a first-rate condition. Students will be shown how to perform repairs and upgrades on painting, drywall installation, plumbing, electrical and finished work. There will be computer-based curriculum activities.

Please note: The Building Maintenance Program is under reconstruction. We are revamping the program to bring new elements to the curriculum that reflect the current changing needs of the field. Check back soon for more exciting details.

Menlo Park




Tuesday to Friday
Time: TBD


11 weeks


In-Person, Hands-on

If you have questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

What you get from this program

Conducting routine inspections of and performing preventative maintenance; handling basic repairs and maintenance; diagnose mechanical issues and correcting them; repairing machines, equipment, or structures as necessary. Each assignment will be explained on a sheet in blueprint format to correctly identify, describe and locate major elements of building floor plans.

  • JobTrain Certification of Achievement
Career Opportunities
  • Building Maintenance Tech
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Property Maintenance
  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Non-Union Contractors

Entry Requirements

Must attend JobTrain’s information orientation, be able to understand “work ethic” (pride in one’s work), have the confidence in completing a job or task; and troubleshoot problems in given a situation while maintaining a professional demeanor.

Must live in the one of the following Counties – San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, or Santa Cruz. To find employment/training services in your area click here. Can only enroll in one JobTrain training program.

Vaccination Requirements

Please click here to view the Students’ Vaccination Requirement, Building Entrance Procedure, and Isolation & Quarantine Procedure.

Physical Requirements

May be required to lift 70 lbs. and climb ladders and should not be sensitive or allergic to fumes and chemical solutions.

During Program

Students must maintain a 90% attendance level. By completion of training, candidate must have acquired a valid driver’s license and must be drug and alcohol free in order to qualify for employment opportunities in the industry.