Facility Management Certificate
The Facility Management Certificate program is designed to provide students with the
skills related to the ongoing operation of built environments in accordance with IFMA
eleven core competencies. This Certificate program requires 18 credit hours and can
potentially be completed in one year.
Construction Program Requirements
CM 3180 - Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems
A study of mechanical and electrical system types, how they are built, and how they
affect the construction project. Topics will include air conditioning, heating, plumbing,
fire protection, electrical power, electrical lighting, and building control materials
and systems. The analysis of current construction drawings will be integrated into
CM 3270 - Facility Management Strategies
Students in this course will learn about the history, practice and profession of Facility
Management (FM). Core competencies of the FM profession as detailed by key FM organizations
such as IFMA, BIFM, and FMAA will be introduced and analyzed for similarities and
differences. Students will also learn about the organizational, ethical, and leadership
strategies for the delivery of facility management services.
CM 3290 - Facilities Management Practices
Students in this course will study the methods and techniques for managing facilities.
The core consists of knowledge on process and techniques for strategic planning, estimating
and budgeting, life cycle costing, and integrated decision making. Students also learn
about the role and responsibilities of facility manager in different business forms
and organization models. FM technology and its future is discussed and explored.
CM 4190 - Sustainable Operation & Maintenance
This course will emphasize the techniques and methods used in sustainable construction
operations and maintenance. Importance of a collaborative team effort from owner,
occupant, facility management, and maintenance providers will be integrated into the
course. Influences on the Environment, society, maintenance and energy needs will
be analyzed. Topics will include LEED green building operations and maintenance (Sustainable
Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental
Quality, and Innovation In Operations). MEP systems such as ventilation, air conditioning,
heating, electrical lighting and building control systems will be discussed from a
sustainable operations and maintenance perspective.
Electives (Choose 2 Courses)
CM 3110 - Residential and Light Construction Methods
An introduction to microcomputers and commercial software. Students learn DOS and
Windows manipulations, spreadsheets, word processing, visualization, and presentation
software by actively using tutorials and help screens in a structured laboratory setting.
Scheduling and estimating software are introduced.
CM 3190 - Sustainable Construction
This course will emphasize the techniques and methods of sustainable construction.
Importance of a collaborative team effort from owners, architects, engineers, constructors,
and consultants will be integrated into the course. Influences on the cost and schedule
due to a sustainable construction project will be analyzed. Topics will include performance
certification techniques for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere,
materials & resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design. MEP systems
such as ventilation, air conditioning, heating, electrical lighting and building control
systems will be covered from a sustainable perspective.
CM 3310 - Real Estate Development Practices
The course provides an overview of the land development process and provides a foundation
for the advanced land development courses. The course focuses on the steps in planning
and carrying out the land development project and on the legal issues encountered
in the land development profession. The course includes lectures, readings from the
texts and closed library reserves, class discussion, problems, exercises and student
CM 3400 - Risk and Quality Management
This course focuses on Exposure analysis, risk management, risk transfer and the costs
associated with each. The costs of safety and the lack of it is examined. Workers’
compensation insurance cost is integrated into the issues of safety along with the
development of a comprehensive risk management plan.
CM 3800 - Construction Finance
Students in this course study the management of company and project finances. They
learn the fundamentals of construction accounting and depreciation, prepare financial
statements, analyze company’s financial health, conduct cost and profit center analysis,
prepare and forecast cash flows, and use the technique of time value of money for
economic decision making.
CM 4620 - Development Process and Finance
Students in this course will study financial feasibility and economic desirability
of income producing properties. They will learn various financial feasibility analysis
techniques and prepare financial pro-forma models for various stages of the development
process. The concepts that will be covered are net operating income, time value of
money, different forms of financing, and business entities for development process.
Acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) loans will be studied and student
will prepare their loan amortization schedule.
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