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Facilities Management

Facilities Management

Facilities managers are the people who plan and manage the buildings, grounds and systems of businesses and institutions. Often working behind the scenes, as a group they are involved in a broad array of activities: planning, management, finance, design, and building operations issues. This program provides students with a foundational education addressing the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, thereby allowing for diverse job opportunities. The core of the Facilities Management curriculum addresses gaining the basic technical knowledge of heating, cooling, construction, codes, processes, systems and business management.

Program Goal

The student will be able to transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid background in facilities management or become employed in an entry-level facilities management position.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. in Facilities Management, graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of management positions in both public and private institutions and organizations. The courses are designed to give students both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice and applied opportunities in:

  • Business & Finance
  • Leadership & Strategic Planning
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Real Estate/Property Management
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Communication
  • Project Management
  • Quality Improvement

Students who graduate from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of construction theory and sustainable building practices
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current codes and standards for facilities
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of electrical equipment; and articulate electrical theory
  • Demonstrate written and oral proficiency in business communications
  • Articulate the fundamentals management theory and practice
  • Apply basic principles of planning, management and real estate practice
  • Communicate effectively and work as part of a team, using oral and written modes

Admissions Requirements

In addition to college-wide admissions requirements, student must:

  • Successfully complete high school algebra I and II

Technical Standards

  • The physical strength to maneuver and/or lift heavy objects
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Adequate vision (Adaptive equipment acceptable)
  • Adequate hearing (Adaptive equipment acceptable)

Transfer Opportunities

Students may transfer credits to four-year institutions such as:

  • Granite State College
  • Southern NH University
  • UNH-Manchester
  • ... and many more!

Transfer Credit Policy

Students may transfer credits earned at other accredited institutions provided a grade of "C" or better has been earned in courses with equivalent content. Appropriate transfer credits may be accepted within a 10-year timeframe.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Facilities Management program may find careers as Facility Manager or Director, Plant Maintenance Engineer, Building and Systems Analyst, Administrative Services Manager, and various entry-level positions in Facilities Management.

Potential Salary

There is a wide range of jobs in the facilities management industry. See below for the average annual salary range in NH for a position with the title "property manager."

Entry Level: $37,502
Mid-Range: $56,950
Experienced: $89,274

Facilities Management Degree


Degree Program - First Year

First Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
ETEC110M Electrical Fundamentals I (1st 8 weeks) 3 3 4
ETEC120M Electrical Fundamentals II (2nd 8 weeks) 3 3 4
MATH145M Topics in Applied College Mathematics 4 0 4
ENVS125M Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
ENGL110M College Composition I 4 0 4
FYE100M First Year Cornerstone 1 0 1
  Total 18 9 21
 
First Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
BUS110M Introduction to Business 3 0 3
INTD123M The Built Environment: Codes/Standards 2 3 3
HVAC102M Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems for Non-HVAC Majors 3 0 3
HVAC103M Heating Systems for Non-HVAC Majors 3 0 3
ENGL206M Professional Communication 3 0 3
  Total 14 3 15


Degree Program - Second Year

Second Year Fall Semester TH LAB CR
BLDG214M Sustainable Building Practices 3 0 3
BLDG225M Blueprint Reading & Estimating 3 3 4
HVAC243M DDC and Building Automation Controls I 3 3 4
MATH202M Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
  Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
  Total 16 6 18
 
Second Year Spring Semester TH LAB CR
FMGT250M Project Management 3 0 3
FMGT260M Facilities Operations Management 3 0 3
FMGT299M Facilities Management Capstone Seminar 3 2 4
BUS224M Human Resource Management 3 0 3
SOCI110M Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
  Total 15 2 16
Total Credits - 70