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Certificate Program in Facility Management

This program consists of four courses and is designed for individuals who currently work within the Facility Management profession and desire to broaden their understanding of Facility Management. Individuals with job titles and responsibilities such as facility manager, building manager/supervisor, building owner, facility planner and support staff, architect, architectural technician, designer, furniture industry designer, and facility management services consultant, will benefit from these courses.

Courses within the FM Certificate program help prepare you for successful completion of the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) Certified Facility Management exam. This credential sets the industry standard ensuring professional excellence and recognition.

In addition all courses qualify for IFMA CFM maintenance points. CFM's must demonstrate a continued commitment to growth and excellence by earning a required number of maintenance points in at least two of the following categories: continuing education, practice, professional involvement, or development of the profession.

Certificate Program Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Name
FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Management (3 credits)
FMAN 322 Project Management (3 credits)
FMAN 331 Facility Programming and the Design Process (3 credits)
FMAN 451 Planning and Budgeting for Operations (3 credits)

To obtain the certificate, you must successfully complete all four courses. Enrollment priority will be given to those individuals who intend to complete all courses.

Certificate Program Admittance Requirements

  • Individuals intending to enroll in the program must have background experience in a facility management related area or are currently working towards a degree in a related area of study.
  • Minimum of two years of college course work (or approval), including courses in Communication and Basic Mathematics. College transcripts must be sent.

For additional information contact the Architecture and Facility Management Department at 231-591-3100.