Kent Transition Center

Facilities Maintenance and Construction Program Syllabus


Instructional Staff:

Randy Gebolys, Instructor: 365-2391 x2890,    E - mail:

Dennis Adomaitis, Paraprofessional: 365 – 2391 x2880   E - mail:

Hours: 1st session: 8:00am - 10:45am, 2nd session: 11:10am - 2:00pm

Credit: Certificate of Program Completion, Certificate of Skill Performance

Prerequisites: Internship through Kent Transition Assessment Center and an interest in

Facilities Maintenance & Construction.


Course Description: The intent of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter the work force at entry level or higher. The student will be introduced to basic facility maintenance, construction, and safety. Emphasis will be placed on preparation and lab skills such as: general cleaning and construction related skills, (i.e. measuring), professional behaviors, leadership, sanitation, and safety in the workplace. Upon completion of this class the student will be prepared for an entry level position or higher in the Facility Maintenance and/or Construction industry.

Materials Needed: The student will be expected to come to class prepared to follow all OSHA and general safety rules. The student will be expected to dress appropriate including closed toe shoes for the assigned task while attending Kent Transition Center Programs. The Kent Transition Center supplies textbooks, uniforms, supplies and equipment.

Classroom and Worksite behavior: The students will behave in a professional manner and conduct themselves up to industry standards. Attendance is modeled after industry standards of 90% or greater attendance. Facility Maintenance Students will follow all lab and worksite rules. The Facility Maintenance program is part of Kent Transitions Center (KTC) and students are expected to comply with all KTC rules and regulations found in the student handbook.

Course Content:

Basic Cleaning including but not limited to general, floors, laundry and grounds maintenance Construction, including but not limited to carpentry, interior finishes, and basic mechanicals.

  • Professional Work Related Behaviors
  • Safety, OSHA and general safety
  • Safety, Use and Operation of Equipment and Tools
  • Read and following work orders
  • Weights and Measures
  • Portfolio Development

Career and Employability Skills (50% of grade)

Students will be evaluated daily in four areas: Dependability, Professional Behavior, Follows directions and rules, and Initiative. Students will be expected to display professional behaviors at all times while attending KTC. Students who are absent will not receive a behavior grade for that day. Students who choose not to follow professional behaviors will report to the student Responsible Thinking Center.

Lab Skills (50% of grade)

Authentic assessment rubrics are used to grade students on all duties in the lab. Any student missing an evaluation or wanting to improve her grade may request a make-up at any time during the current grading period.


Students will be expected to participate in all classroom and lab experiences.

  • Classroom requirements: students are expected to engage in group discussions, selected readings, class assignments and projects.
  • Lab requirements: students will engage in all preparation techniques and equipment operations required. All students will be expected to clean up their work area thoroughly and help their peers who may need assistance.


  • Work related behaviors: 50%
  • Lab skills: 50%

Math Credit

English Credit

Behavior Grading Scale

  • 4 – Exceeds criteria
  • 3 – Accomplishes task criteria
  • 2 – Accomplishes task criteria with help
  • 1—Struggling with task/concept
  • 0—Noncompliant

Conversion Scale - 100 accumulative points per week

  • 100 – 90 A
  • 89 – 80 B
  • 79 – 70 C
  • 69 – 60 D
  • 59 -- 0 – E

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