Sustainable Facilities Management

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Certificate Program
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.



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
ENG* K101° Composition 3
__________ Directed Elective (see program coordinator) 3
ARC* K214 Sustainable Design 3
ARC* K225° Alternative Building Systems 3
ARC* K241° Site Analysis 2
ARC* K241L° Site Analysis Lab 1.5
ENV* K110° Environmental Regulations 3
TOTAL 12.5

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Sustainable Facilities Management, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Sustainable Facilities Management certificate program will:

  1. attain basic knowledge of sustainable industry theory, technical background, and application elements for facility design, construction, and operations.

  2. demonstrate competency in the specific traditional and computer drafting skills required in today's construction industry.

  3. be able to identify sustainable design and planning strategies, i.e. building orientation and exposure, natural day lighting, walk-able community planning, etc.

  4. be able to identify sustainable building products by understanding both upstream production and downstream byproduct effects.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. identify LEED point assignments and understand their concepts and applicability toward LEED certification.