Facility Maintenance


Get hands-on training in building and home maintenance at UAF. In the facility maintenance program, you’ll gain the skills to deal with challenges unique to rural Alaska structures, learning from professionals with decades of practical experience. Your training will include customizing solutions to a building or home, working with community advocates, and developing strategies for future maintenance needs.

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Why Study Facility Maintenance at UAF?

  • Get hands-on training you can apply directly to a career in building maintenance.


  • Learn from facility maintenance professionals with decades of experience.


  • Gain specialized skills for maintenance of facilities in Alaska.

Hands-on learning in the facility maintenance program

At UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development, expect training that is hands-on and job focused. Here are just a few examples of what you’ll learn as part of our facility maintenance program:

  • How to install and repair drywall, cabinets and countertops.
  • How to troubleshoot and maintain boilers and burners.
  • How to safely use hand and power tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • How to read basic construction and plumbing blueprints.
  • How to test and diagnose various equipment problems.



Get Started on Your Facility Maintenance Training

Take the next step toward earning your occupational endorsement in facility maintenance at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We have the resources to help you get started.