Building Maintenance

This program is not accepting applications. Communities or organizations interested in offering this program locally can contact the office of the Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship

Program Description

The Building Maintenance program provides students with theoretical and practical skills in building maintenance and repairs. There are three levels that make up this certificate. Students learn to perform minor carpentry, drywall, electrical, flooring, painting, plumbing, refrigeration and ventilation, and roofing repairs, maintenance, inspections, testing and problem-identification.

Career Prospects

Opportunities exist and are anticipated to increase in the local and regional district for industry camp maintenance and residential rental property maintenance which will require Building Maintenance Workers.


Location: All Campuses

Length: 24 weeks

Start: TBA

Fees: Current Fee Schedule 

Admission Prerequisites

Provide British Columbia secondary school transcripts or equivalent indicating successful completion of Grade 10 level that includes:

  • Grade 10 English, or Career and College Preparation ENGL 030 (Advanced/Grade 10) ; and
  • Grade 10 Math (Pre-Calculus, or Applications, or Principles, or Apprenticeship and Workplace Math), OR Career and College Preparation MATH 030 (Intermediate Developmental Math), MATH 031(Intermediate Trades Math) or MATH 035 (Intermediate Algebraic Math)


Complete the following sections Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT):

  • Reading Comprehension: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Number Operations: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Problem Solving: 11.0 grade equivalent or higher
  • Mechanical Reasoning: 51/70 (6th Stanine) or higher

The following safety certification must be completed prior to the program start:
• Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
• WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid - Level 1
• Fall Protection
• Aerial Manlift
• Confined Spaces
*All five certificates must be from an approved source, and valid throughout the certificate program.
Failure to provide proof of completion of these courses may result in immediate dismissal from the program.

Important Notes

  1. The program is not eligible for Canada Student Loans
  2. The program is affiliated with West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations.
  3. Students must provide student tools.
  4. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Completion Guide.

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