Building Utilities Mechanic

at Rochester Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Building Utilities Mechanic major is designed to prepare students for careers requiring skills in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment found in commercial buildings. Instruction the first year includes courses in boiler operation, electricity, plumbing, tool usage, welding, electrical controls, and programmable controls. Courses in residential and commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, pneumatics, heating and cooling controls, and computerized energy management systems comprise the second year instruction. In the second year, students are placed with a co-op training sponsor to gain hands-on work experience. After initial training, students may take the state examination for a special steam engineer's license. After completion of the second year, students who qualify may take the state examination for second class A steam engineer's license and/or refrigeration certification.

Program Locations

  • Rochester Community and Technical College 55904

Labor Market Information

  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Median wage:$19.99/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
  • Median wage:$33.04/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Rochester Community and Technical College
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave. S.E. Rochester, MN 55904 Toll-Free: (800) 247-1296 Local: (507) 285-7265 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: getinfo@rctc.roch.edu