General Maintenance Mechanic (Certificate)

Program Description

The General Maintenance Mechanic technical certificate of credit prepares students for careers in building and facilities and maintenance entry-level positions. Topics include refrigeration fundamentals, plumbing fundamentals, commercial wiring practices, structural maintenance, and electrical and electrical motor fundamentals.

Program Details

  • Major Code: GM41
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campuses
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 22

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements


The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Term Course Title Credits
First Term
AIRC 1005 Refrigeration Fundamentals 4
AIRC 1030 HVACR Electrical Fundamentals 4
Second Term
AIRC 1040 HVACR Electrical Motors 4
BFMT 1030 Fundamentals of Structural Maintenance 4
BFMT 1050 Fundamentals of Plumbing 2
Elective Specific Occupational Elective - Choose one: 4
Option 1: IDSY 1130 Industrial Wiring
Option 2: ELTR 1080 Commercial Wiring I[*2](5)hours
plumbing installation and repair

Program Advisor

Daniel Merritt
Air Conditioning Technology
Program Coordinator/Instructor
(770) 467-6052
Griffin Campus
Office: Building 200, Hall 500, Office 500

Johnny Dodson
Department Chair, Technical and Industrial Programs
Griffin Campus