ITE SKILLS CERTIFICATE (ISC) IN FACILITY SERVICES
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge in performing first-line maintenance, repairing and servicing of air-conditioning system,plumbing and sanitary systems, and electrical systems in accordance with manufacturers’ guidelines, statutory requirements and respective codes of practices.
There are 5 core modules in the Facility Services Course.
The 5 core modules are :
- Plumbing System Maintenance
- Electrical System Maintenance
- Refrigeration System Maintenance
- Air-Conditioning System Maintenance
- Industry Experiential Programme (IEP)
Core Modules for Facility Services
Plumbing System Maintenance
Students are trained to perform basic installation of piping system in buildings, replace water fittings, sanitary appliances and water pumping system; and interpret simple piping diagram of building/floor plan.
Electrical System Maintenance
Students are trained to install and rectify faults in electrical wiring systems in domestic and industrial premises.
Refrigeration System Maintenance
Students are trained to fabricate and install refrigeration piping, perform leak testing, evacuate and charge refrigeration system, replace defective components and verify refrigeration system performance.
Air-Conditioning System Maintenance
Students are trained to verify air-conditioning system performance, rectify refrigerant leakage, service and replace defective components of air-conditioning system.
Industry Experiential Programme (IEP)
The 9-week Industry Experiential Programme (IEP) module is compulsory for all final year students prior to their graduation. IEP provides students with the opportunities to improve their social, communication and technical skills needed for real work life upon their graduation. Their IEP is graded by industry supervisors based on their performance.
Student performed chemical wash on air-con fins
Student replacing basin bottle trap
Students were interpreting electrical single line diagrams
Elective For Facility Services
Students must complete a minimum of 4 electives at the end of the course.
The electives offered are:
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Basic Mechanical Servicing
- Basic PLC programming
- Basic Retail Services
- Basic Restaurant Service
Taster Programme for Facility Services
The taster programme for the ISC in Facility Services aims to provide students with some exposures to the skills and knowledge relevant to what they will be learning when taking ISC in Facility Services course in year 3. This taster programme also serves to aid students to make an informed decision when selecting ISC module at the end of year 2. Students will have the opportunity to acquire some basic skills in plumbing system maintenance, electrical system maintenance, refrigeration system maintenance and air-conditioning system maintenance after completing the taster programme.
Progression Opportunities for Facility Services
ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in Facility Services graduates with good results may apply for progression to the following courses:
- Nitec in Facility Technology
- Nitec in Mechanical Technology
- Nitec in Mechatronics Technology
- Nitec in Automotive Technology
- NorthLight Academy (NLA)
Career Opportunities for Facility Services
The job opportunities for ISC in Facility Services graduates are as follow:
- Assistant Electricians or Plumbers at construction sites
- Assistant Facility Maintenance Technician at commercial building, hospitals condominiums and factories
- Service Technicians of Commercial building/household electrical products
- Assistant Air-Conditioning Technician
- Handyman in DIY shops