FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Management (enrolled in FM Program or permission)
Overview of facility project management concepts and methods. Course topics include: development of project plans and teams, sequencing of activities, development of schedules, estimating of resources, coordinating and monitoring of projects, and relocation and move management.
FMAN 322 Project Management (FMAN 321 or permission)
Overview of facility project management concepts and methods. Course topics include: development of project plans and teams. sequencing of activities, development of schedules, estimating of resources, coordinating and monitoring of projects, and relocation and move management.
FMAN 331 Facility Programming and the Design Process (FMAN 321)
Course will enable students to understand the role of the facility manager in working with the organization and the users of space to identify facility related needs and present them to design professionals. Students will also learn the facility manager's role in strategic planning, facilitating the organization's business plan, and working with outside consultants to develop facilities.
FMAN 393 Facility Management Internship (completion of junior year in FM or permission)
Ten to fifteen weeks of supervised industry training experience in the Facility Management environment.
FMAN 431 Principles of Space Planning (enrolled in FM program)
Introduction to facility space planning concepts; office layouts and furniture systems. Space development and furniture systems will be examined in terms of how they serve the business goals of organizations, including growth and contraction forecasting. The course will include an historical overview of office facilities; development of architectural programs; and teamwork exercises to expose students to multiple roles in the facility development team.
FMAN 432 Principles of Interior Architecture (FMAN 431)
Overview of the elements of interior design and their application. Students apply the principles of interior design with regard to program requirements, context, environment, ergonomics, code and regulatory issues. The visual effects and physical attributes of various components of the interior space are studied.
FMAN 441 Property Development and Planning (FMAN 321, BLAW 221)
Introduction to principles and processes of real estate development. The public sector’s role in approving and regulating development will be examined along with the roles and responsibilities of the development team. Leasing practice from the landlord and tenant perspective is examined. Areas of study also include; history of real estate development, market analysis, demographics, zoning, feasibility studies and finance, and development practices and trends.
FMAN 451 Planning and Budgeting for Operations (FMAN 321)
A survey of the operating systems within facilities, and the methodologies used to keep those systems operational. Introduction to concepts such as building diagnostics, budgeting, scheduling, staffing, value engineering and life cycle cost analysis will be introduced. Common problems associated with selected systems will also be discussed.
FMAN 489 Capstone Research (senior standing in program)
Development of proposal and preliminary research for Capstone Thesis project. The course will include an introduction to and review of research methods.
FMAN 499 Capstone Thesis (FMAN 489)
Development and completion of individual or group thesis projects that reflect understanding of the core competencies of facility management: leadership and management; operation and maintenance; planning and project management; communication; finance; human and environmental factors; quality management and assessment; and real estate.
"Architectural Technology and Facility Management programs provided me with the necessary skills to be successful in my chosen career. Courses and assignments challenged me to think critically about a problem or task, make informed decisions, and work in an efficient manner; all of which are skills that employer’s desire."
NATHAN VEENEMAN, AlUMNUS
AAS IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY, CLASS OF 2007, BS IN FACILITY MANAGEMENT, CLASS OF 2009, FACILITY MANAGER, GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY, GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.