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Tape measure, hard hat and hammer.

Do you enjoy working with people while providing rewarding and valuable services to people who depend on you to make sure the facility is safe, comfortable and in working order? Then Apartment Maintenance is for you!

It involves personal interaction with residents and apartment seekers, coworkers and other team members, vendors and contractors, and is a great job for someone who enjoys fixing things and working with people. You will gain the hands-on skills needed to prepare for an entry-level position in the apartment maintenance and facilities industry.

Students will learn about the apartment business, services and repairs for electrical, HVAC, mechanical, appliances and plumbing. Students will take the online OSHA-10 Training, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Exam that is proctored online. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) exam that is proctored online. Students will receive a letter and provisional certificate from the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and will be eligible for a certificate from NAAEI upon completion of one year of field work. Students who pass the EPA Section 608 exam will receive certification from EPA.


What courses will I take?

The program consists of two courses, coming in spring 2021:

  • OPA-357 Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills

What credentials can I earn?

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) exam that is proctored online. Students will receive a letter and provisional certificate from the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and will be eligible for a certificate from NAAEI upon completion of one year of field work. Students who pass the EPA Section 608 exam will receive certification from EPA.

Note: Exam codes for OSHA-10, EPA Section 608, and CAMT will allow one attempt.


What will it cost?

The total program cost for both courses is $2,356 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees. The program is also eligible for continuing education scholarships.


What are the requirements?

Interested students must be 18 or older and attend an information session and orientation to the program. The sessions are held via Zoom.

This course has some online curriculum content. Students must have a laptop or desktop computer, high-speed internet connection, web camera and microphone to take the exams. Tablets and iPads are not supported for testing. Prerequisite: General knowledge of basic safety, basic math and basic operation of hand and power tools.

If you have questions, email April Greer.