Home Maintenance & Repair

CNM Ingenuity’s Home Maintenance & Repair program will teach you the basics of taking care of residential homes. This includes seasonal maintenance to buildings and grounds as well as simple, non-structural repairs to walls, doors, windows, porches, decks, steps, and siding. By the end of the program, you will be prepared to work for a property maintenance company or go into business for yourself as a handyperson. The program is also perfect for homeowners who want to take better care of their own property.

Home Maintenance & Repair offers two tracks:

1. Seasonal four-hour clinics on specific aspects of home maintenance. Completely virtual, these clinics combine self-paced content assembled by experienced instructors followed by a live instructional session and Q&A.

Natural Cleaning Solutions | Live session March 13, 10am-11:30am; Self-paced content available March 1-31 | Learn from tradespeople how to make your own natural cleaning products for a variety of surfaces in your home. Ever wonder what a carpenter uses to clean the wood in his house? Or what a plumber never puts down her toilet? Join us to learn tips, tricks, hacks, and safety when it comes to cleaning your home naturally. In this class you will:

  • Learn to make your own natural cleaning products that are safe for children, pets, and the planet; how they work, and why they work.
  • Get expert advice from various tradespeople including a plumber, HVAC technician, carpenter, and an electrician, as we go through cleaning room-by-room.
  • Discover safety in cleaning, including dangerous combinations and proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and materials.
  • Learn tips and tricks, hacks, and debunk myths.

2. Intensive, two-week (80 hour), hands-on course that covers a wide variety of handy skills. Led by an experienced carpenter, this course will take place in a rental unit near CNM Main Campus.*We anticipate offering this course beginning in late 2021 or early 2022.

Limited seats available at no charge thanks to the generosity of Lowe’s.

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