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Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician (CAMT)

Location(s): Dundalk

Program Description

Certified Apartment Maintenance Technicians are responsible for repairing and maintaining different parts of an apartment complex, including the interior and exterior of the apartments and the grounds of the property.  

This program features training that will provide basic tool usage skills to perform tasks associated with the work of an entry-level maintenance technician. Basic plumbing, rough carpentry, introduction to HVAC concepts, and basic electrical skills are all covered throughout this course. Maintenance technicians can take further classes and specialize in fields such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and boiler operations. With experience, technicians can become lead technicians, supervisors, and building engineers. They may also transition into related fields such as equipment sales representatives, property managers, and leasing agents.​

Students entering this program should have a desire to work with their hands and learn to perform multiple maintenance tasks. Students should also enjoy working with people such as apartment residents, and have a strong sense of customer service.

Employment can be found with property maintenance companies, apartment complexes, multi-family unit owners and other general maintenance providers.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, overall employment of maintenance and repair workers, general is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030 in Maryland. Projected annual job openings in Maryland are 2,540.​  Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:   https://ccbcmd.lightcastcc.com/.​​

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

1. prepare to pass the EPA 608 (refrigerant) CORE/Type I exam and the National Apartment Association CAMT exam;

2. perform basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, appliance, and HVAC maintenance tasks associated with apartments, multifamily housing, and similar facilities; and

3. demonstrate effective skills to work as an entry-level apartment maintenance technician.

CCBC Pathway

Technology and Engineering Pathway - Pathways are designed to help you meet your academic and career goals by aligning related courses and programs.  Pathway students participate in a variety of activities that help explore career opportunities in their field of study.  You can meet with a CCBC advisor who help align — or realign — your educational plan with the Pathway that best supports you and your goals.

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential:

Students will receive a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript). Completers will receive a letter and provisional certificate from the National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and will be eligible for a certificate from NAAEI upon completion of one year of field work. Students who pass the EPA 608 Type I test will receive certification from the EPA.

Certifying Organization:

National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI)


NAAEI’s curriculum has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI): www.ANSI.org

For EPA 608 Type I certification: U.S. EPA: www.epa.gov


Financial Aid and Payment Options

We offer financial aid by packaging public and private funding options to those who qualify, in select Continuing Education courses and programs. Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development.

Program Length

8 weeks of part-time day or evening training (M/T/W)

Start dates vary.  Courses are offered at CCBC Dundalk.

Program Requirements

GED/High School diploma. Minimum age of 18.

These courses have some online curriculum content, so students should have basic computer and keyboard skills. There will be time in class on a provided computer for the online activities.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)




Certified Apartment Maintenance Technician with HVAC Certification


Textbook provided in class.



Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: David Frey | dfrey@ccbcmd.edu | 443-840-2793 | Dundalk STAT 110

Administrative Assistant: TBA