Building Maintenance Certification Program

Building Maintenance Certification Program at Gaston College

The Gaston College Building Maintenance Certification program, developed in partnership with the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, Southwood Realty, and the Community Foundation of Gastonia, is designed to train and certify individuals in the skills required for the effective maintenance of apartments and other commercial buildings.Buidling Maintenance Certification Program

There is local demand for skilled employees in building maintenance positions. By enrolling in the Building Maintenance Certificate program, participants will gain skills for successful employment, increase their earning potential, and have the training that local employers require.

The 180-hour Building Maintenance Certificate program includes courses in Employability, OSHA Safety, Basic Electrical Troubleshooting and Repair, HVAC, Home and Building Maintenance Carpentry and Basic Plumbing. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Building Maintenance Certification from Gaston College.

The next session of the program will begin the first week of January 3 –May 9, 2018. Classes will be held Tuesday – Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the Dallas Campus. Those interested in participating must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess mechanical ability
  • Tenth grade reading level preferred

The fee for the Building Maintenance Certification program is $191, plus $21 for the required textbook. Students will be provided with a list of necessary tools prior to the start of the class.

For information about registering for the Building Maintenance Certification program, email Also ask about our new 40 hours courses in the following areas:

  • Basic Electrical Trouble Shooting and Repair, January 23 – February 20, 2018
  • Basic Plumbing, January 24 – March 28, 2018 
  • Home and Building Maintenance Carpentry, February 22 – April 12, 2018
  • HVAC  (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), April 10 – May 9, 2018


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