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  • Overview

    Program Description

    This program is for entry level managers or current managers of building systems and building operations staff. The program covers the essential elements of building operations , administration, staffing, communications and an introduction to legal and financial requirements.

  • Courses

    Available for Registration

    Program Requirements

    Level 1 Credits
    Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
    Group 1
    MGMT-1208 Human Relations for Facility Managers 3
    This subject provides an overview of human relations and personnel management for facility managers. Employee hiring and selection, training and development, performance review and evaluation, employee delegation and empowerment,disciplining and discharge, effective interpersonal skills, crisis and time management are some of the topics covered. Students also learn how to develop and implement a training and development program as well as a performance review/appraisal system.
    CIVL-1054 Property & Building Administration 3
    This subject is intended for graduates of the Building Environmental Systems Class II and Class I Program and also for students interested in facilities and physical plant management. This subject introduces students to the role of a Facility Manager within various types of buildings and organizations. The jurisdictions and regulatory agencies and their relation to the Facility Manager, insurance issues, and essential services affection the Facility Manager are also covered. Property managers who are also responsible for the facility and physical plant management will find this subject a useful complement to their overall responsibilities.
    CIVL-1055 Site Maintenance & Building Safety 3
    This subject deals with the building envelope, it's maintenance, and it's relationship to indoor environmental conditions and energy efficiency concerns. Issues related to barrier free access, parking and landscaping are examined. Environmental measures such as waste management, recycling and hazardous waste handling are discussed. Various health and safety issues, including security and emergency planning are also included.
    FINA-1039 Strategic & Financial Planning 3
    This subject provides an overview of today's strategic and financial planning techniques for facility management. Budgeting, materials procurement and management, work order systems,work planning and scheduling, cost control concepts and techniques, and use of computers in facility management are some of the topics that are covered. A prime focus of this subject is to raise the awareness of efficient energy and environmental management and to control such costs through effective planning and budgeting, and other financial techniques.
    CIVL-1010 Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings 3
    Learn to control utility costs and calculate payback of new cost cutting equipment. Also learn where to look for savings in heat loss, heat gain, air handling, lighting, maintenance, and computerized switching systems. BES710.
    CIVL-1015 Introductory Overview 3
    This course which provides visual awareness of equipment in complex buildings with demonstrations of boilers, chillers, air handling units, fire protection, and electrical equipment. BES700.
    WRIT-1047 Technical Writing 2
    This course will introduce students to a variety of technical writing formats such as, resume and cover letter building, memoranda, letters and email, directions and instructions, and proposals. Attention to audience and purpose, writing ethically, organizing information, and utilizing graphic aids will also be covered.
    Group 2
    Take 1 of the following courses:
    SFTY-1044 COMP-1405 CIVL-1056
    SFTY-1044 Fire Safety 3
    Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to identify the common causes of large building fires. The student will be able to identify the sources of combustion, list and describe the types of combustion suppressants, the types of fire prevention equipment and systems. The student will be able to identify various electrical equipment for fire prevention and suppression.
    COMP-1405 Computer Applications-Intro 2
    This course will introduce students to MS WindowsVista and three of its business applications: MSWord, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Students will prepare a variety of documents using these applications such as reports using MS Word styles and templates, spreadsheets in MS Excel, and a formal presentation using MS PowerPoint.
    CIVL-1056 Photovoltaic Technology 3
    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to calculate/design the energy generated from a PV system. The student will understand all the safety related issues associated with PV installation. The student will be aware of the rules and regulations pertaining to PV installations/the grid system/Ontario Electrical Code.
    Program Residency
    Students Must Complete a Minimum of 6 credits in this
    program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
    requirement and graduate from this program