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Facilities Management

Overview

Facility management is a wide-ranging industry that is always in demand, offering competitive wages. It 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 your 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. You will learn from industry professionals on topics such as space planning, leadership, construction management and project management.

Who Should Enroll

  • Individuals who desire to enter the facilities management profession or other facilities fields
  • 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 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Certified Facility Manager (CFM) examination

Career Insight

Occupational summary for property, real estate, and community association managers.

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

Program Benefits

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

Professional Benefits

Individuals with job titles and responsibilities such as facility managers, building supervisors, facilities planners, architects, and designers, engineers, and building owners will benefit from these courses. A certificate in facilities management is not just an essential for working in the facilities department; it is also an asset to the organization. Today, customers demand that facility manager providers have intimate knowledge of all aspects of a facility while keeping within the mission and vision of the organization. There are two major types of facilities management. Hard FM and Soft FM. Hard FM refers to services relating to the actual structure and systems that make a facility work. This includes fire safety, plumbing, structural and elevator maintenance. Soft FM refers to services that overlap with property management such as pest control, cleaning, grounds maintenance and security.

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
SOCECOL X499
Fundamentals of Facilities Management (3.00 Units)
SOCECOL X499
  to be scheduled   Online
SOCECOL X499.1
Facilities Design and Space Planning (3.00 Units)
SOCECOL X499.1
Online   to be scheduled  
MGMT X442.7
Leadership for Facilities Professionals (3.00 Units)
MGMT X442.7
  to be scheduled    

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Facilities Management
ENGRMAE X429.1
Principles of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) (3.00 Units)
ENGRMAE X429.1
      Online
MGMT X494.8
Financial Analysis for Facility Professionals (3.00 Units)
MGMT X494.8
Online      
ENGR X441.1
Construction Contract Documents for Facilities Management (1.50 Units)
ENGR X441.1
  to be scheduled    
SOCECOL X490
Principles of Emergency Management (3.00 Units)
SOCECOL X490
Online      
SOCECOL X498.59
Emergency Management: Business Continuity Planning (1.50 Units)
SOCECOL X498.59
    to be scheduled  
SOCECOL X497.1
Project Management Essentials for Facilities Professionals (3.00 Units)
SOCECOL X497.1
      Online
SOCECOL X498.38
Managing Indoor Air Quality (3.00 Units)
SOCECOL X498.38
    to be scheduled  
SOCECOL X499.8
Sustainability & Green Initiatives for Environmental, Safety & Facility Professionals (1.50 Units)
SOCECOL X499.8
  to be scheduled    

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate 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 with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital 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.

International Facility Management Association (IFMA)

IFMA members receive a 10% discount!*

Prepare yourself for Industry Certification
UCI Division of Continuing Education's Facilities Management Certificate program has been designed and approved based on the body of knowledge consistent with IFMA's underlying principles on facility management. After completing this program you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Facility Manager (CFM) designation available directly through IFMA, which recognizes competency-based certification in all areas of FM.

Please visit the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) at www.IFMA.org and the IFMA Orange County Chapter at www.IFMAOC.org for more information.

*Please call (949) 824-5414 for details.

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 organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

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.

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