2019-2020 Catalog (Current)

Facility Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose a Certificate in Facility Management?

This online program consists of four courses and is designed for individuals who currently work within the Facility Management profession and desire to broaden their understanding of Facility Management. Individuals with job titles and responsibilities such as facility manager, building manager/supervisor, building owner, facility planner and support staff, architect, architectural technician, designer, engineer, furniture industry designer, and facility management service consultant will benefit from these courses. You will learn concepts and procedures of facility planning, programming, budgeting, project management, operations management, along with life cycle cost analysis and value engineering to identify the most appropriate course of action for the care of buildings.

Courses within the FM Certificate program help prepare students for successful completion of the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) Certified Facility Management (CFM) exam. This credential sets the industry standard ensuring professional excellence and recognition. In addition, all courses qualify for IFMA CFM maintenance points.

Admission Requirements

Individuals intending to enroll in the program must have background experience in a facility management related area or are currently working towards a degree in a related area of study. A minimum of two years of college course work (or approval), including courses in communication and basic mathematics is required.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 50% of the total credits required must be earned at Ferris State University.

A minimum grade of C- is required for each course in certificate.

Cumulative GPA must be a 2.0 or higher. 

More Information 

Contact the Architecture and Facility Management Department at 231-591-3100 or visit our Web Site

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Principles of Facility Mgmt
Project Management
Facility Program-Design Proc
Plan - Budget for Operations