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Property/Apartment Maintenance

Become a nationally certified Apartment Maintenance Technician

About the PACT Program

Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) through the Home Builder’s Institute (HBI) was developed to address the building industry’s need for workers in the skilled trades. It applies the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) occupational analysis process to ensure that the skills of the newly trained workforce match the employer workforce needs. The PACT program integrates work-based learning with vocational and academic skills training. The classroom component is designed to reinforce construction math, the safe and proper use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading, vocabulary and terminology as well as employability skills. The hands-on component exposes students to trade skills experience, tool use, jobsite safety, productive work habits, and applied mathematical concepts. PACT curriculum teaches students about the theory and practice of building for a range of industry trades and exposes them to a variety of industry careers. PACT graduates have the qualifications to secure entry-level employment in their chosen trade – carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, masonry, painting, apartment or property maintenance, and weatherization. The expanded Building Construction Technology unit is the result of a new partnership between HBI and the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI). The Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) is designed for new maintenance professionals. It is the only apartment industry program to be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This program’s graduates will receive both the Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate and a provisional CAMT certificate signifying completion of the technical requirements. PACT graduates will also have access to the NAAEI website for online non-technical courses. Upon successfully completing online courses, meeting exam requirements, and working in the industry for one year, graduates will be eligible to earn their permanent CAMT. Instructors teaching PACT are credentialed by the Home Builders Institute. They possess journey-level skills in the trade, a passion for the industry, and a commitment to sharing their craft.

Students Will Also Receive

  • NCCER Core
  • OSHA 10 Certification
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED Certification
  • WorkKeys Certification
  • Job Placement Assistance

Minimum Requirements

  • State Issued I.D.
  • English Proficiency
  • TABE Level of 8.0 or higher in Reading and Math
  • Age 18 or older

For information on Property/Apartment Maintenance call 318-345-9100.

Upcoming Events

January 26

2021 Spring - 25% tuition refund for Full-semester dropped courses

Start: Jan 26, 2021 End: Feb 1, 2021

Multi-Day Event

February 1
February 15

2021 Mardis Gras Break for Students.

Start: Feb 15, 2021 End: Feb 16, 2021

Multi-Day Event

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