Building/Property Maintenance Major

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to keep a building functioning, and to service a variety of structures including commercial and industrial buildings and mobile homes.

Includes instruction in the basic maintenance and repair skills required to service building systems, such as air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, major appliances, and other mechanical systems.

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Search for schools that offer studies in Building/Property Maintenance (use the College Search feature and enter "property maintenance” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Building/Property Maintenance Studies?

Building maintenance workers can find jobs without formal training, but education and training in areas such as plumbing, drywalling, electrical wiring and flooring can be useful when seeking 'handymen' jobs.  Associate degree programs are most common in the building maintenance discipline.  After which individuals will be qualified to fill positions as skilled technicians in such buildings as apartment complexes, manufacturing facilities, government offices, hospitals, and office buildings.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Building/Property Maintenance Studies

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines Building/Property Maintenance Studies