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) and Facility Management Professional (FMP) examinations
UCI DCE’s Facilities Management Certificate Program recognized for meeting the global demand of skilled labor in the field.
The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education Facilities Management Program is the first certificate program accredited by the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) of the IFMA Foundation under their category, Facility Management Registered Degree Program (RDP). The IFMA Foundation accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter the facility management (FM) field leading the way in innovation, emerging building technologies, and anticipating the safety, health, and well-being of facility occupants.
“I think online classes are so valuable. You can feed off of each other’s information to get the correct solution. When I was in school, we never had this opportunity and were not able to feed off of people who “got it” for help. I have obtained so much more out of these classes than I did the first time through college work.”
Tim Meyer, Facilities Management
Certificate Program Student
Occupational summary for Administrative Services and Facilities Managers in the U.S.
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