Certificate in Facilities Management

University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Programme Description

Certificate in Facilities Management

University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Overview

Facility management is the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organisation. 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.

Courses

  • Fundamentals of Facilities Management
  • Facilities Design and Space Planning
  • Leadership for Facilities Professionals
  • Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Financial Analysis for Facilities Professionals
  • Construction Contract Documents for Facilities Managers
  • Building, Occupational, and Environmental Codes for Facilities Managers
  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management: Business Continuity Planning Essentials
  • Project Management Essentials for Facilities Professionals
  • Managing Indoor Air Quality
  • Sustainability & Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety & Facility Professionals
  • Introduction to Communications and Networking

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

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

A certificate is awarded upon completion of 18 credit units (9 required and 9 elective credit units) with a grade of “C” or better in each course. It is recommended that candidates complete the required courses prior to the elective courses.

To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Programme 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)

Advisory Committee

  • Mike Darger, CFM, VP, Corporate & Restaurant Facilities, CKE Restaurants, Inc.
  • Paul Howland, MBA, Principal, Steam Plant Training & Consulting
  • Subodh A. Kumar, IFMA Fellow, President, Chartered Facility Management Group, Inc.
  • Deborah J. Lozada, CBCP, Associate Director, Disaster Recovery, FOX Entertainment Group
  • Phyllis Meng, CFM, SFP, IFMA Fellow, Principal, Meng Associates
  • John D. Secor, Principal Architect, Archetype International
  • Bill Wostenberg, CBCP, National Manager, Business Continuity Management Office, Kia Motors America

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organisation’s specific needs.

English Proficiency Requirement

All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 13, 2018
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