Construction and Maintenance

Construction and maintenance jobs are on the rise in Central Florida. Many projects are already underway leaving many companies in need of skilled workers with industry knowledge, a diversified skill set and hands-on experience.

Gain an understanding of what it takes to work in construction and maintenance, and learn from local companies about a wide range of topics including safety, leadership skills and technology fueling the industry. These programs help individuals of all levels—from experienced professionals to those entering the field—find high-demand, higher wage careers.

We will prepare you to earn industry-recognized certifications during the program training and education, which will provide you the opportunity for career advancement or the start of a new career.


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Valencia College Trains Heavy Equipment Operators for Construction Boom

Program Benefits
  • Provides hands-on learning in just weeks.
  • Prepares you to get nationally recognized certifications.
  • Offers the chance to network with local employers through the college’s partnerships.
  • Utilizes industry recognized technology in the classroom, benefiting all levels of learning.
  • Select Accelerated Skills Training programs provide college credit upon successful completion that can be used towards an A.S. degree from Valencia College.

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Job Outlook

Florida is one of the nation’s leading states in terms of growth, increasing the need for new construction and maintenance projects. To meet industry demands, employers are heavily recruiting skilled workers—those who have training beyond high school, but may not have a degree.

Our construction and maintenance programs provide a pathway for career advancement, new job opportunities, as well as a potential to earn higher wages.


Average wages for entry-level positions are $15 to $18 per hour.

Potential Careers
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Concrete Form Carpenter
  • Electrical Powerline Technician
  • Journeyman Lineman
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Maintenance and Repair Technician
  • Civil Construction Laborer

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