This certificate will prepare students for employment in the Facilities Management profession. This profession ensures that facilities are operationally sound and maintain the needed resources and financing to ensure productive functioning. The primary management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and organizational change will be identified and analyzed throughout the program. The core competencies for this profession include communication, project management, budgeting skills, supervisory skills, analytical and technical skills, and the ability to identify and solve business problems.
Since this certificate encompasses the disciplines of Accounting, Business Administration, and Management students in these disciplines are more likely to pursue the Facilities Management Certificate. In 2019 the Certificate and Associates Degrees in Business Administration and Management, and the Certificate in Accounting totaled 238 completions. Looking at the completions just for Management awards they averaged 6 completions, therefore the trend for this certificate could parallel the Management completions.
The program goals and objectives are to ensure students are prepared for a Facilities Management career. Specifically, students will learn to communicate effectively through appropriate modes of communication (listening, speaking, reading, writing) as they pertain to the business environment with emphasis on the use of computer technology. Additionally, data will be analyzed to determine relevant information needed to produce reports, visual presentations, and other business documents. Problems that may arise in managing a facility will be analyzed, assessed and courses of action will be determined.
Facility managers encompass skills from several business disciplines, including general business, accounting, and management. Therefore, this certificate includes courses from all three business areas.
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(Y1 or S1)
Diann Thursby · 11/02/21
Received regional recommendation at 11-01-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.