Undergraduate Certificate in Facilities Management

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Program Description

Wentworth’s Undergraduate Certificate in Facilities Management is designed for professionals in the field who are preparing for the Certified Facility Manager Exam administered by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), as well as for professionals in another field who are interested in pursuing a new, but related, career. 

Students in the program learn critical project management, real estate, property development, and financial skills  that will enable them to rapidly advance their career in facilities management. Additionally, all the courses transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Facility Management degree should the student decide to continue their studies. 

The Certificate in Facilities Management is awarded upon successful completion of the required six (6) courses. Each course takes only seven weeks to complete and ranges from 3-to-4 credits. Throughout the program, students enjoy access to all of Wentworth’s resources and support services; including the library, academic advising, career counseling and technical support.

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Program Curriculum

  • BLDG1900 Basic Building Services: Examines the basic building services, including heating, water, plumbing, drainage, ventilation, air-conditioning, vertical transportation, acoustical control, electrical controls, and associated building code requirements. 4 credits)

  • CPFM2000 Introduction to Facility Management: (3 credits) This course examines the scope of the professional facilities manager's responsibilities. The Facility Manager's role in relation to an organization's strategic plan is stressed. Provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in Facilities Management and why a broad understanding of the responsibilities of the profession is valuable to facility managers and all professionals. Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good Facilities Management program.  
  • CPFM3200 Project Management for Facility Management: Students study methods, concepts and procedures of   FM project management. Topics include team development, scheduling, budgeting/estimating, contract administration, purchasing, relocations, and move management. (3 credits)  

  • CPFM4100 Facility Assessment and Forecasting: This course emphasizes the strategic role required of the facilities manager in providing information for corporate managers and executives for facility forecasting. Topics include corporate real estate, attorney and developer interface, operating budgets and capital expenditures, and build performance assessment (3 credits)  

  • CPFM4200 Energy and Sustainability: Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance organizations are managed to understand energy creation, delivery and consumption. Topics include sources, forms, and methods used to assess and manage energy use in buildings. This course also provides a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts in sustainable practices. Students will apply concepts needed to successfully organize, monitor, communicate and develop a good sustainability program. (3 credits)

  • CPFM4600 Principles of Real Estate and Property Management: Principles of Real Estate and Property  Management: Students study real estate concepts pertinent to facility management. Topics will include real estate financial management, site selection, RE master planning, leasing, purchase vs. lease, property management and highest and best use analysis. (3 credits)

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