Environmental Services

​This program has three training options:

  • 12-week housekeeping course
  • 12- week floor technician course
  • 16-week combined housekeeping/floor technician program.

Training Includes:

  • Floor stripping & waxing
  • Collecting trash
  • Office cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Replenishing supplies
  • Performing routine maintenance

Program Requirements:

  • Stand, stoop, bend & stretch for a long period of time
  • Do the same jobs many times
  • Work alone or with a group
  • Measure & mix cleaners
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Follow spoken & written directions

Employment Outlook:

Employment in Environmental Services is expected to grow 8-14% through the year 2022.  The average hourly wage in Maryland is $10.34 per hour.

A young woman wipes down a wall with a cloth.
 WTC's Environmental Services program offers training options in housekeeping, floor technician or a combined course.
 
A young man carries some boxes to a large rolling trash bin. 
DORS Consumer Christian Picket (above) is employed as a Floor Tech at Johns Hopkins Howard D. Miller Research Building. He lost much of his eyesight and had to change careers: "Sometimes life knocks you down. . . you just have to figure it out. . . If people [with disabilities] WANT to be successful after DORS trainings: have the will to do it, you WILL succeed."
 
A man polishes a hallway floor with a buffing machine.