First Year Students

“I am so pleased to have had the opportunity of receiving the CPRS Development & Operations Section scholarship and attend my first year of Maintenance Management School. I have so many memories of that week and often think back of how much fun I had and how much knowledge I gained."

~Rudy Casados , Parks Maintenance Supervisor, City of Moreno Valley

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Welcome to the first of five curriculum years! Maintenance Management School offers practical and innovative education for professional management and maintenance operations personnel.

Click here to register online when we open registration about mid-May with an Early Bird Special!

Your first year in our program, you will learn from our Regents:

  • How to develop a quantitative system to identify needed resources for maintenance
  • How to create a solid and complete maintenance budget for decision makers
  • How to provide service level options to meet budget constraints for decision makers and the general public
  • Teamwork
  • Advancement skills

After completion of the first year program you’ll have a “toolbox” of skills and techniques to increase efficiency, productivity and performance that will help you keep pace with changing societal and organizational trends.

Example First Year Classes

Core Curriculum

  • Developing a Maintenance Management System 
  • Components of an Maintenance Management Plan
  • Asset Inventory 
  • Service Levels
  • Maintenance Activities
  • Personnel Budgets and Labor Costs 
  • Budgeting Equipment, Materials, and Supply Costs
  • Time Standards

Professional Development Curriculum

  • Team Building 
  • Issues and Opportunities in Park Maintenance Management 
  • Working in a Fishbowl 
  • Sensitivity & Diversity 
  • Interviewing 

Click here and request a sample daily agenda for First Year

First Year Lead:  Cassidy Skelton, Parks Administrator, City of Santa Clarita, cskelton@santa-clarita.com
Brian Beach, Maintenance Support Unit Manager, OC Parks, brian.beach@ocparks.com
Patrick Vaughn, Park Supervisor, City of Las Vegas, pvaughn@lasvegasnevada.gov
Dan Fonner, Senior Supervisor, County of Placer Parks Division of Facilities and Services, dfonner@placer.ca.gov
Melonie Goss, Maintenance Crew Supervisor II, OC Parks, melanie.goss@ocparks.com

Note*- Institute programs and faculty are accurate as of the date of publication. CPRS reserves the right to change sessions and speakers as necessary. Handouts in the resource binder are the owner of the presenter and permission must be received to duplicate.