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Facilities Management Certificate

UC San Diego Extension’s Professional Certificate in Facilities Management offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to make effective and sustainable facilities management decisions that reduce costs while enhancing your organization’s facility and services. Learn strategies and techniques in all nine areas of competency recognized by the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), from management and finance to communications and technology. Explore hot topics and current issues in the industry, including sustainability, productivity and environmental economics. Gain insights and tips from experts in the field that you can immediately apply at work.

UC San Diego Extension’s electives in sustainability help facility managers identify ways to use resources more efficiently and create healthy work spaces that increase productivity. You will learn practical energy management solutions, current approaches to recycling and waste management, and life cycle costing strategies that improve sustainability.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (Complete all three courses.)
Principles of Facilities Management
BUSA-40063
3
O   L  
Planning & Project Management for Facilities Managers
BUSA-40091
3
  U   L
Real Estate Property Management
RELE-40006
5
X X U X
Elective Courses (Complete at least 15 units, including six units of Facilities Management electives.)
Facilities Management Electives
Building Systems & Technology
BUSA-40676
3
      L
Corporate Properties & Real Property Assets
BUSA-40496
3
  L    
Emergency Preparedness, Environmental and Human Factors in Facilities Management
BUSA-40679
3
  O    
Facilities Operations & Maintenance
BUSA-40681
3
L   X  
Sustainable Facility Design & Space Planning
BUSA-40706
3
L   L  
HVAC Systems Design
AMES-40021
3
Schedule Varies
Sustainability Electives
Introduction to Sustainability
BUSA-40729
3
O X O X
Environmental Economics: Evaluating the Impact of Sustainable Practices
BUSA-40692
3
X O X O
Resource Management
BUSA-40677
3
  L   O
Clean Energy - Clean Tech
BUSA-40865
3
  X    
Business Electives
Business Communication Skills
BUSA-40368
3
L M L L
Business Law for Managers
BUSA-40301
2
M M M O
Managing for Maximum Performance
BUSA-40673
3
U O,U U O,U
Financial Accounting for Non-Accountants
BUSA-40009
4
L,O L,O L,O L,O,U
Interest-Based Negotiation
BUSA-40128
3
L O   L
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100487 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, (858) 534-8139
E-mail: fodonnel@ucsd.edu

Certificate Guidelines

The Facilities Management program includes 11 required units and your choice of 15 elective units. Principles of Facilities Management (BUSA-40063) is strongly recommended as a perquisite to other facilities and sustainability courses. The program can be completed in two years, taking one course per quarter.

For more information please visit: extension.ucsd.edu/facilities

Industry Requirements

The Professional Certificate in Facilities Management includes courses that address all nine competency areas recognized by the IFMA.

  • Planning & Project Management
  • Real Estate
  • Leadership & Management
  • Finance
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Quality Assessment & Innovation
  • Human & Environmental Factors
  • Communication
  • Technology

Advisors

Jolie Cartier, CFM
Executive Director, Facilities Management
California Western School of Law

James A. Forcier
Director, Facilities Management, Planning & Design
UC San Diego Extension

Bob Gilleskie, PE
Consultant
LightPoint Consulting Services

Roz Guthrie, CFM
Director, Corporate Facilities
Jack-in-the-Box, Inc.

Frederick J. Krishon, PE, RCE
Senior Consultant
Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.

Paul Linden
Blasker Professor and Chair
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCSD

Bob Wiley, Senior
Associate Director, Facilities
Biogen IDEC

David L. Wilken, PE, CFM
Principal
Wilken and Associates