Building Services Worker

Residential Building Maintenance Worker

Courses

RBMW 101T Introduction to Building Maintenance

An introduction to building maintenance work, including types of buildings, the building maintenance industry, the tasks done by a Residential Building Maintenance Worker, and basic trade terminology.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 102T Safe Work Practices - Level 1

An introduction to safe work practices, including: Level 1 First Aid certification and Transport Endorsement, WHMIS certification. Topics also include: WCB safety regulations; fire safety; personal safety equipment; using ladders, scaffolding, and platforms; confined space entry and use of air packs; and lock out procedures.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 103T Trades Math & Financial Calculations - Level 1

An introduction to trades math and financial calculations relevant to residential building service work. Topics include: conversions between metric and imperial units; arithmetic functions with whole numbers and fractions; and basics of plane (2D) geometry.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 104T Tool Use and Maintenance - Level 1

An introduction to the use and maintenance of tools relevant to residential building maintenance work.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 105T Building Structure & Design - Level 1

An overview of building structure and design for Residential Building Maintenance Workers. Topics include: relevant federal and provincial codes and local bylaws; reading and interpreting blueprints; residential concrete technology; structural element of wood frame construction; preparation of basic shop drawings.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 106T Prevention & Remediation of Mould Issues - Level 1

An introduction to the prevention and remediation of mould issues in residential buildings. Topics include: types and causes of mould, recognizing and preventing mould issues; and remediating mould issues.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 107T Carpentry Repair & Maintenance - Level 1

An introduction to carpentry for Residential Building Maintenance Workers. Topics include: carpentry materials; repair and maintenance of: stairs, landings, decks, cabinets and countertops, hardware, concrete, structural problems, windows and doors, baseboards and mouldings, cladding problems, infestation problems; and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 108T Drywall Repair - Level 1

An introduction to drywall repair for Residential Building Maintenance Workers. Topics include: drywall materials; patching, taping, mudding, and installing beads; sanding and finishing; repairing insulation and vapour barriers; and assessing the need for a journeyperson.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 109T Public Relations Skills - Level 1

An introduction to interpersonal skills and communication techniques in individual and group settings to deal with others effectively as a Residential Building Maintenance Worker.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 110T Residential Building Maintenance - Enhanced Practical Skills

An opportunity for additional practical training to develop the skills and understanding required for residential building maintenance and repair.

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

RBMW 111T Residential Building Maintenance - Work Experience

An opportunity for students to integrate and apply skills learned in a work experience placement. Students will gain skill practice and a deeper understanding of employer expectations, work standards, and practical application of skills.

Prerequisite: Admission to program; completion of all Level 1 Enhanced courses.

RBMW 202T Safe Work Practices - Level 2

A continuation of Safe Work Practices building on the Level 1 course. Topics include: use and maintenance of personal safety equipment, WCB regulations, applicable safety rules, safety when lifting and moving objects, and lock out procedures.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 204T Tool Use & Maintenance - Level 2

A continuation of Tool Use and Maintenance, building on the Level 1 course. Topics include: tool use in carpentry, roofing, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and floor repair; measuring and layout tools; water testing equipment.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 205T Building Structure & Design - Level 2

A continuation of Building Structure and Design, building on the Level 1 course. Topics include relevant provincial codes for work performed in residential building maintenance, and fire and life safety systems.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 209T Public Relations Skills - Level 2

A continuation of Public Relations Skills, building on the Level 1 course. The course focuses on conducting home owner and tenant orientations and training.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 210T Plumbing Repair & Maintenance - Level 2

An introduction to plumbing repair and maintenance for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: plumbing materials; plumbing maintenance and repair; initiating replacement of piping and hot water tanks; identifying plumbing problems; and assessing the need for a journeyperson or licensed contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1; or admission to Level 1 Enhanced program.

RBMW 211T Roofing Repair & Maintenance - Level 2

An introduction to roofing repair and maintenance for the Building Service Worker. Topics include: roofing materials; repair, maintenance and replacement of gutters, downspouts, flashings, shakes, shingles, panel roofing systems, venting systems, decks and sheathing; patching materials; roofing and weatherproofing problems; and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1; or admission to Level 1 Enhanced program.

RBMW 212T Flooring Repair & Maintenance - Level 2

An introduction to flooring repair and maintenance for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: flooring materials; preparation of substrate for flooring; repair and replacement of various types of flooring; identification of flooring problems; and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1; or admission to Level 1 Enhanced program.

RBMW 213T Heating & Ventilation Repair & Maintenance - Level 2

An introduction to heating and ventilation repair and maintenance for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: heating system materials, replacement of thermostats, inspection and maintenance of chimneys, furnace belts, chains and filters.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 214T Administrative Duties - Level 2

An introduction to administrative duties of the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: maintaining records, completing forms and permits, and procuring materials.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Level 1.

RBMW 302T Safe Work Practices - Level 3

A continuation of Safe Work Practices, building on the Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Topics include: safe use of ladders, scaffolding, and platforms; related WCB regulations; and locking out power to electrical circuits and to an entire unit.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 303T Trades Math & Financial Calculations - Level 3

A continuation of trades math and financial calculations, building on the Level 1 course. Topics include: estimating calculations for materials and services, budget calculations, and basic spreadsheets.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 304T Tool Use & Maintenance - Level 3

A continuation of Tool Use and Maintenance, building on the Level 1 and 2 courses. Topics include: use and maintenance of hand tools, measuring and testing devices, lifting and hoisting equipment, and computer use.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 305T Building Structure & Design - Level 3

A continuation of Building Structure and Design, building on the Level 1 and 2 courses. Topics include: application of federal, provincial, and local codes and by-laws; and identification of fire and life safety systems.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 309T Public Relations Skills - Level 3

A continuation of Public Relations Skills, building on the Level 1 and 2 courses. Topics include: maintaining effective homeowner/tenant relations, effective communication skills, conducting orientation and training for tenants and homeowners, and liaising with regulatory officials and agencies.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 313T Heating & Ventilation Repair & Maintenance - Level 3

A continuation of Heating and Ventilation Repair and Maintenance, building on the Level 2 course. Topics include: heat recovery ventilation systems, basic refrigeration and boiler theory, identifying heating and ventilation problems, performing minor repairs and implementing furnace maintenance, and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 314T Administrative Duties - Level 3

A continuation of Administrative Duties, building on the Level 2 course. Topics include: scheduling work, estimating costs, maintenance planning, and assessment of retrofitting of building for accessibility.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 315T Basic Building Sciences - Level 3

An introduction to basic building science for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: forces that act upon a building, heat and sound transfer principles, and movement of air and moisture in a building.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2.

RBMW 316T Electrical Repair & Maintenance - Level 3

An introduction to electrical repair and maintenance for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: electrical materials, replacing existing receptacles and switches, testing for household appliance problems and electrical problems, and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2; or admission to Level 1 Enhanced program.

RBMW 317T Paint and Wallpaper Application - Level 3

An introduction to paint and wall covering application for the Residential Building Maintenance Worker. Topics include: painting materials; preparation of surfaces; priming, painting, and staining surfaces; applying wall covering; and assessing the need for a journeyperson or contractor.

Prerequisite: Admission to program and completion of Levels 1 and 2; or admission to Level 1 Enhanced program.

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