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Building Service Worker

2 week Full-time Certificate Program

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This intensive full-time, 70-hour, non-credit certificate program provides training in practical skills and cleaning procedures required in a variety of settings. The training reflects performance and knowledge standards required in the industry and emphasizes practical application of skills.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the custodial field. It is also valuable for existing employees to upgrade and update skills.

Program Content:

The program consists of the following courses:

  • Building Service Worker Introduction
  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Above Floor Cleaning
  • Hard Floor Cleaning
  • Restroom and Shower Cleaning
  • Hard Floor and Restroom practice
  • Carpet Cleaning and disinfection
  • Carpet Cleaning Practice
  • Cooperative cleaning
  • Communication Skills
  • Time Standards
  • WHMIS

Course Delivery:

The program is full-time and offered over a 2 week period in both classroom and practicum settings.

Start Date:

July 2, 2014

Application Dates:

No application is required. Simply register for the program.

Program Requirements:

Basic English speaking, reading and writing skills

Note: Admission to this program does not necessarily meet the requirements for other programs at Vancouver Island University

This program is not eligible for student loans.