High-paying, rewarding careers in building engineering and maintenance do not require a college degree. However, there are certain education and training programs that can help you get your foot in the door. Below are several programs serving Maryland residents:
- PGCC: Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) offers academic (for credit) and workforce training (non-credit) classes that can help you start a career in building engineering and maintenance. PGCC has offers both a Building Maintenance Engineer certification through its workforce programs and the Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT) certification via its Team Builders Academy. PGCC also offers associate’s degrees in programs of interest, such as HVAC. PGCC academic students are also eligible for an annual scholarship from AOBA.
- Montgomery College: Montgomery College offers a variety of courses in Building Trades Technology that can help with careers in building engineering and maintenance. Montgomery offers associates degrees and certificates in a variety of fields related to building engineering and maintenance, such as HVAC and electrical work. The school also offers a certificate in residential remodeling and repair that could be helpful for careers in office buildings or residential buildings. Click here to learn more about Montgomery College.
- NAPEEF: The National Association of Power Engineers Educational Foundation (NAPEEF) is a leading training provider for commercial real estate firms throughout the Washington metro area. The NAPEEF “Ready to Work” program and other introductory courses are great ways to start a career in building engineering and maintenance and “Ready to Work” includes a career fair at the end of the course. NAPEEF’s offices and training headquarters are located in Alexandria, VA. They also offer classes in Maryland and DC. Click here to learn more about NAPEEF classes.