2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Facility Management

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

Program Requirement

Facility Management, Certificate Program Checksheet


  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose a Certificate in Facility Management?   

Working professionals can earn a Certificate in Facility Management to advance their understanding of facility management as well as boost and advance their careers. Most of the people applying for this program are working in facility operations roles at universities, government agencies, and varied organizations. The certificate program helps to prepare participants for the Certified Facility Management (CFM) exam.

Program Objectives include:

To broaden the student’s awareness of the facility management profession and facility-related issues.

  • Instill awareness of how facility management activities relate and complement each other; the relationship between the planning/construction and operations/maintenance efforts.
  • Expand awareness of facility management issues and methods.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of facility management.
  • Develop an understanding of professional organizations and institutions that support the advancement of facility management.

To develop abilities to plan and manage projects.

To develop abilities to program spaces, identify user and organization needs and manage the design process.

To develop abilities to effectively maintain a facility, to anticipate and estimate resource requirements and to evaluate and re-engineer facility maintenance and operations practices.

Courses within the Facility Management 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.

More Information 

School of Built Environment
Architecture and Facility Management Programs
915 Campus Drive, SWN 101
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-3100

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2890

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