Building Maintenance Applied TechnologyAssociate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program Available at: West CampusHelpful Links:Talk to an AdvisorCatalogAcademic CalendarCourse SchedulesDel Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.Clicking this link will take you to Becoming a VikingApply Online NowThe Building Maintenance program is designed to teach general maintenance skills in many different crafts. General maintenance mechanics repair and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, buildings, electrical and heating systems. They also maintain and repair specialized equipment, and machinery found in cafeterias, laundries, hospitals, stores, offices, and factories. Typical duties include troubleshooting and fixing faulty electrical switches, repairing air conditioning motors, and unclogging drains.General maintenance mechanics inspect and diagnose problems and determine the best way to correct then often by checking blueprints, repair manuals, and part catalogs. They use common hand power tools and replace or fix worn or broken parts, where necessary, or make adjustments.These mechanics also do routine preventive maintenance and ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and that the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate. Following a checklist, they may inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluids levels and replace filters.Maintenance mechanics keep records of maintenance and repair work.