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  • Objectives
    The Residential Building Maintenance Worker (RBMW) certificate is an apprenticeship program designed to lead students to a Industry Training Authority (ITA) Certificate of Qualification. Using safe work practices, students will receive training in the maintenance, installation, inspection, testing and troubleshooting of nine related trades, including minor carpentry, drywall, electrical, floor laying, painting, plumbing, heat/ventilation, refrigeration and roofing. Students will achieve three levels of in-school training and assistance in securing appropriate work-based training. They will also develop the technical skills for success in the RBMW trade and will be in demand by employers in a variety of sectors including seniors housing, private homes, First Nations housing, resorts, bed and breakfasts (B&B's), commercial buildings, cooperative housing and social housing. Some graduates may also pursue self-employment opportunities.
  • Academic Title
    Residential Building Maintenance Worker Certificate
  • Course description
    Required Courses    Course Credits
    Required:    24.00
    • RBMW 110    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level I    8.00
    • RBMW 120    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level II    8.00
    • RBMW 130    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level III    8.00
    Credits    24.00
    Total Program Credits    24.00


    RBMW 110    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level I
    8.00 credits    (20,15,0) hrs    08 wks
    This course is the first part of the three level Residential Building Maintenance Worker Certificate Program that will lead to an Industry Training Authority Certificate of Qualification. Successful learners in this course will achieve their Level 1 in-school training and assistance in securing appropriate work-based training. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe building maintenance work, use safe work practices, perform trade math and financial calculations, use and maintain tools, describe building structure and design, describe mould prevention and remediation, perform carpentry repairs and maintenance, drywall repairs, and public relations.

    RBMW 120    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level II
    8.00 credits    (20,15,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: RBMW 110
    This course is the second part of the three level Residential Building Maintenance Worker Certificate Program that will lead to an Industry Training Authority Certificate of Qualification. Successful learners in this course will achieve their Level 2 in-school training and assistance in securing appropriate work-based training. After completion of this course, the successful learner will be able to perform plumbing repairs and maintenance, perform roofing repairs and maintenance, flooring repairs and maintenance, heating and ventilation systems repairs and maintenance and general contracting duties.

    RBMW 130    Residential Building Maintenance Worker: Level III
    8.00 credits    (20,15,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: RBMW 110 and 120
    This course is the third part of the three level Residential Building Maintenance Worker Certificate Program that will lead to an Industry Training Authority Certificate of Qualification. Students in this course will achieve their Level 3 in-school training and assistance in securing appropriate work-based training. After completion of this course, students will be able to, perform general contracting duties, heating and ventilation systems repairs and maintenance, electrical repairs and maintenance, painting and describe basic building sciences.

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