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Facility Management Certificate

CCAPS Certificate Programs
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 19
  • Degree: Facility Management Certificate
The facility management certificate offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program in which students study the complete building life cycle, from design inception and construction to maintenance, recommissioning, and demolition, with the objective of serving on the owner's side to develop, construct, and maintain buildings for the long term.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
With the approval of the program, up to 7 credits of transfer coursework may be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate. The program is available entirely online if CMgt 4021 is taken in spring and 4022 in fall. CMgt 4861, the Capstone, can be delivered remotely if necessary.
Certificate Requirements
CMGT 3024W - Facility Programming and Design [WI] (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers (1.0 cr)
ABUS 4211 - Facility Asset Management, Finance, and Budgeting (2.0 cr)
ABUS 4213 - Fundamentals of Facility Management (3.0 cr)
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning (2.0 cr)
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone (3.0 cr)
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CMGT 3024W - Facility Programming and Design (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Facility Programming and Design moves through the process of defining a building-related need, evaluating the existing facility, exploring design solutions, and presenting a business case for the final project. This course is constructed from the viewpoint of the facility manager, and each step of the instruction and each assignment builds to the final project and presentation. It is a requirement for Construction Management degree and certificate students. It can also be used as an elective for undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in architecture, civil engineering, facility management, interior design, housing studies, and other related majors. There are no formal prerequisites, but it is recommended that students have completed at least one of the following: 1. CMgt 3011 (Construction Plan Reading) or CMgt 3001/3001W (Introduction to Construction) taken before or simultaneously with this course; 2. completion of a first or second year architecture or interior design studio; 3. relevant prior experience in the facility management industry; 4. approval of the instructor.
CMGT 4021 - Construction Planning and Scheduling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Project planning, scheduling, and control. Considering/understanding alternatives. Industry techniques. Introduction to critical path method. Using commercial software on personal computers. Updating/analyzing project schedules. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4022 - Construction Estimating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Purposes/uses of various estimates. Performing quantity take-off, organizing bidding process. Requesting/analyzing subcontractor proposals. Unit pricing. Using published resources. Preparing systems-based estimates. Related software, spreadsheets, custom applications. Linkages among estimates, budgets, cost control systems, and cost records. prereq: 3001, 3011, 45 sem cr
CMGT 4073 - Building Codes for Construction Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Building codes history, foundation, structure, and organization. Importance to the built environment throughout building life cycle: design, construction, occupancy, demolition. Code compliance and role of building code official. Interpretation and application to specific scenarios. Recognizing and correcting code deficiencies. prereq: 45 cr or instr consent
ABUS 4211 - Facility Asset Management, Finance, and Budgeting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of different types of leases. Relevance of BOMA (Building Office & Managers Association) space standards. Understanding components of total annual and capital facility costs. Analyzing and interpreting facility financial statements and reports. Constructing facility capital and operating budgets. Illustrating GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) related to asset capitalization, and applying financial terminology when speaking to the chief financial officer. Recommended prereq: ABUS 4101 or basic accounting/finance knowledge/experience
ABUS 4213 - Fundamentals of Facility Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing operation and maintenance of building systems and facility management departments. Operation of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. Critical spaces, fire/life safety systems, utilities. Maintenance for specific building systems. Technology and resources used to support building operations and maintenance. Prerequisites: CMgt 2021,3001W, 4011, 4562 (or consent of instructor)
CMGT 4215 - Facility Quality Assessment and Commissioning
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to assess condition/quality of building site, exterior/interior of facility, and building equipment. Evaluating effectiveness/efficiency of facility operations/maintenance program. What to look for during building audits. How to write professional assessment reports. How to make useful recommendations for improvements. Value/purpose of building commissioning/ re-commissioning. prereq: 3001, [4213 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4213}, 4542, 4562
CMGT 4861 - Construction Management Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using a case study approach, explores concepts of project management, decision theory, and leadership needed to solve critical, complex, and even routine problems within construction businesses and their projects. Students will be required to think critically and creatively about the possible solutions and be able to effectively articulate those solutions. It will apply all prior construction management-related coursework into a comprehensive construction and facility project management capstone intended to demonstrate mastery of the construction and facility management body of knowledge prior to graduation. prereqs: CMGT 4011, 4021, 4022, and 4031 (which may be taken concurrently with instructor permission).