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Sustainable Facilities Management
Program Coordinator: Mark Comeau - 860-215-9415
This 27.5 credit certificate program is designed to provide
students with entry-level skills required to fill technician jobs in
the areas of sustainable design and planning, and sustainable
facilities operations. This two-semester certificate consists of
courses that will reinforce existing construction industry workforce
with new skill sets while training individuals new to the industry,
in the areas of sustainable environment as defined by the U.S. Green
Building Council and the Building Performance Institute. This
certificate program will provide new opportunities for
skilled-displaced workers while building on their previous
experience and knowledge, and will play a role in the training of a
new workforce essential to building and operating facilities that
are energy efficient; utilize renewable energy sources; contribute
less to carbon footprint; are constructed of sustainable and green
materials, systems and components.
This certificate was funded by a USDOL Community-Based Training Grant, as implemented by the Employment and Training Administration.
Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.
SUSTAINABLE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM
|Course ID||Title of Course||Credits|
|ARC* K108||Building Materials||3|
|ARC* K135||Construction Graphics||1|
|ARC* K135L||Construction Graphics Lab||2|
|CAD* K106||Computer-Aided Drafting||1|
|CAD* K107||Computer-Aided Drafting Lab||2|
|__________||Directed Elective (see program coordinator)||3|
|ARC* K214||Sustainable Design||3|
|ARC* K225°||Alternative Building Systems||3|
|ARC* K241/241L°||Site Analysis with lab||3.5|
|ENV* K110°||Environmental Regulations||3|
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
Sustainable Facilities Management,
Graduates of the Sustainable Facilities Management certificate program will:
attain basic knowledge of sustainable industry theory, technical background, and application elements for facility design, construction, and operations.
demonstrate competency in the specific traditional and computer drafting skills required in today's construction industry.
be able to identify sustainable design and planning strategies, i.e. building orientation and exposure, natural day lighting, walk-able community planning, etc.
be able to identify sustainable building products by understanding both upstream production and downstream byproduct effects.
understand and be able to adopt a philosophy of life-long learning and intellectual growth, an integral part of a career in sustainable facilities management and its evolving components and systems.
be able to practice workplace skills related to functional employment, including but not limited to: basic and necessary arithmetic computations, effective writing and corresponding, maintaining a safe and healthy workplace environment, and workplace ethics and teamwork.
- identify LEED point assignments and understand their concepts and applicability toward LEED certification.
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