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.
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.
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
- 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
In addition to college-wide admissions requirements, student must:
- Successfully complete high school algebra I and II
- The physical strength to maneuver and/or lift heavy objects
- Good manual dexterity
- Adequate vision (Adaptive equipment acceptable)
- Adequate hearing (Adaptive equipment acceptable)
Students may transfer credits to four-year institutions such as:
- Granite State College
- Southern NH University
- ... 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.
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.
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