Nitec in Technology - Facility Technology (Mechanical and Electrical Services) (Part-Time)


About this Course

This course provides students with the technical skills and knowledge to perform first-line maintenance work, carry out planned maintenance, and undertake servicing work on air-conditioning systems, plumbing and sanitary systems, firefighting and fire protection systems, electrical and emergency services, amenities, fittings and fixtures, wall, ceiling and floor finishes for commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings.

Course Structure


Electrical Services

  • On completion of the module, students should be to interpret electrical circuit diagrams, install lightings and power circuits with conduits and trunkings, replace lightings and accessories, rectify faults in lighting and power circuits, conduct insulation resistance and continuity tests and inspect lighting protection system.

Mechanical Services

  • On completion of the module, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings, carry out bench-fitting work, fabricate and repair metal components, perform shielded metal arc welding up to horizontal welding position (2G), carry out preventive maintenance of machinery and engines, small diesel-driven generators and pumps.

Residential Air-Conditioning Services

  • On completion of the module, students should be able to fabricate refrigeration piping; perform leak testing, evacuation and charging of refrigeration system; routine maintenance, parts replacement, install and test residential air-conditioning units; perform preventive maintenance for water cooler and dehumidifier; troubleshoot, repair and service air-cooled air-conditioning equipment.

Piping and Plumbing Services

  • On completion of the module, students should be able to maintain, troubleshoot, service, repair and fabricate domestic and industrial piping system; replace plumbing and sanitary appliances, fittings, heaters (instant and storage type); and prepare piping layout and landscape irrigation drawings.

Fire Detection and Protection Systems

  • On completion of the module, students should be able to service and maintain fire-fighting equipment such as fire-alarm and detection systems, hose-reel system, automated sprinkler systems, private hydrant systems and fire suppression systems; inspect portable fire extinguishers, one and two-ways emergency voice communication systems  in the industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

Facility and System Maintenance

  • On completion of the module, students should be able to maintain various components in a facility such as water pumping control system, standby generators plus emergency lightings, audio visual system, public address system, closed circuit television system, access control system, auto door, door locks plus closers, painting and masonry works.

Credit for Certification

Total of 41 credits from successful completion of 6 modules.

Entry Requirements

  • Completed GCE 'O' Level; or
  • Completed GCE 'N' Level; or
  • Passed BEST Module 4 Mathematics (for those with work experience); or
  • Passed ISC in Electrical Servicing, or Mechanical Servicing, or Facility Services, or Residential Air-Conditioning, or Residential Plumbing, or Electrical Wiring; or
  • Accumulated at least 60 hours of structured On-the-Job Training (OJT) under the  Certified On-the-Job Training Centre (COJTC) system. The OJT must be relevant to the course applied for; or
  • WDA's Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 in Speaking and Listening and Level 4 in Reading and Numeracy.
  • Applicant must be free from colour appreciation deficiency.


1) The training schedule of lessons is subject to change.

2) Depending on the demand, not all the modules in the CET Nitec in Technology courses will be offered in each intake. Where the modules are offered and there is insufficient enrolment, the classes will be cancelled and a full refund will be given to the affected students.

Training Schedule

Evening classes – Lessons are held two evenings a week, from 1845 hours to 2145 hours.

Weekend classes – Lessons are held once a week, from 0900 hours to 1600 hours.

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