Professional Certificate

Facilities Management

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Wentworth Institute of Technology's facilities management certificate is intended for professionals currently working in the facilities management field who are seeking to advance their career.  This certificate is designed to deliver the critical information needed to prepare for the Certified Facilities Manager exam offered by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA). In addition to the basic principles of facilities management, students will learn facilities project management, facilities real estate and property development, and financial skills for the facilities manager.

This program is conveniently formatted for adult learners, with fast-paced seven week courses that allow you to quickly gain career-enhancing skills.  A facilities management certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of the required four courses.

Students who successfully complete this certificate are eligible for eight (8) credits towards general electives in our bachelor's degree programs.

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Admissions Requirements

Successful applicants for admission should

  • Be 22 years of age or older
  • Have an associate or bachelor degree;
    OR four-years of professional experience in fire protection, construction, facilities, or as an electrician
  • Professional experience within a related field will also be considered in place of a degree

Each Course

  • Length: 7 weeks
  • CEUs: 2.1

Certificate Requirements

  • Principles of Facilities Management
  • Real Estate & Property Development
  • Finance for the Facility Manager
  • Project Management

Course Descriptions

TFMC0210 Principles of Facilities Management: This course examines the scope of the Professional Facilities Manager's position within various practice situations. The FM's role in relation to an organization's strategic plan is also stressed. The basic IFMA, International Facilities Management Association, competencies will be reviewed and discussed.

TFMC0220 Real Estate & Property Development: Methods of acquisition, ownership, and disposal of properties. Examination of leasing practices and lease management; real estate marketing and market analysis; feasibility analysis; development trends; site evaluation and selection; occupancy and use constraints; regulations and incentives; issues related to rentable space. The IFMA real estate related competencies will be covered.

TFMC0230 Finance for the Facility Manager: This course examines the relationship between facilities management and financial resources. Methods and ways of financing facilities management are evaluated. Students will learn how to develop a corporate business plan with forecasts for financial requirements for optimal facility maintenance operations.

TFMC0240 Project Management: Study of the methods, concepts, and procedures of project management. Considers team development, accountability, sequencing of events, scheduling, coordination of consultants, budgeting, contract administration, purchasing, and estimating. Relocations and move management will also be reviewed. Will address IFMA project management competencies

Program Notes: Courses are awarded Continuing Education Units (CEUs), not college credit. Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence. 

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