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Campus News

July 2, 2018

GC staff complete Certified Apartment Maintenance Program

Continuing Education & Workforce Development recently announced two Garrett College employees, Michael Murphy and Randy Roy, have successfully completed the Certified Apartment Maintenance (CAMT) workforce development career training program.

Since February, Murphy and Roy devoted two evenings each week to attend classes at the college's Career Technology Training Center in Accident. The theory and hands-on learning they received will prepare them to take the National Apartment Association Certification Exam.

"The whole course and the topics we learned are new concepts to me," stated Randy Roy. "It all provided me with really valuable information."

As part of the CAMT program, students must complete the following modules: interior & exterior maintenance and repair, plumbing maintenance and repair, CFC-EPA Section 608 certification, electrical maintenance and repair, appliance maintenance and repair, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance and repair.

"Overall, this course helped me to have more knowledge in all the different topics. It's helpful for my own property and for my job," noted Michael Murphy.

John Hesse, CAMT instructor, stated that the skills gained and earning a certification makes for a more valuable employee.

"This program covers a wide variety of topics that makes a facility run," stated Hesse. "These students will be better-rounded employees now because they have theory on how everything works, thus improving their employability."

Building maintenance technicians repair and maintain appliances, and the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and interior/exterior areas of apartments, rental homes, condominiums, facilities, and large office buildings.

For more information on the CAMT workforce development program, contact Kaitlyn Fike at 301-387-3087 or

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Pictured from left to right: Garrett College employees, Michael Murphy and Randy Roy, recently completed the Certified Apartment Maintenance Program career training program through the College’s Continuing Education & Workforce Development division. Roy and Murphy are pictured completing one of the many hands-on exercises at the Career Technology Training Center in Accident.

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Pictured from left to right are: Randy Roy and Michael Murphy.