Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organization. This discipline integrates the principles of business administration, architecture, and the behavioral and engineering sciences.

This certificate program furthers the understanding of this diverse field with an innovative series of courses focusing on design and management of facilities, from concept to installation, to long-term efficient use.

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals who desire to enter the facilities management profession
  • Professionals who are involved in the design or management of facilities, building operations, maintenance operations, construction, or occupational safety
  • Facilities professionals who wish to increase their knowledge in specific areas in preparation for the IFMA Certified Facility Manager (CFM) examination

Career Insight

Occupational summary for property, real estate, and community association managers in the United States.

  • Jobs: 199,277 (2019)
  • Projected Growth: 9.2% (2019-2029)
  • Annual Salary: $41k-$86k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Broaden skills and knowledge relating to facilities management
  • Obtain valuable insight about the impact of technology on the management and design of efficient facilities
  • Gain knowledge to help prepare for credential exams such as IFMA's Certified Facility Manager (CFM)

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management (3 units)
  • Facilities Design and Space Planning (3 units)
  • Leadership for Facilities Professionals (3 units)

Elective Courses (Minimum 9 units)

  • Principles of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) (3 units)
  • Financial Analysis for Facility Professionals (3 units)
  • Construction Contract Documents for Facilities Management (1.5 units)
  • Principles of Emergency Management (3 units)
  • Emergency Management: Business Continuity Planning (1.5 units)
  • Project Management Essentials for Facilities Professionals (3 units)
  • Managing Indoor Air Quality (3 units)
  • Sustainability & Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety & Facility Professionals (1.5 units)
  • Introduction to Communications and Networking (3 units)
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated June 11, 2019
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