Facilities Management

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Villanova University's College of Professional Studies offers courses and certifications that build expertise and advance the careers of facility managers and sustainability facility managers working in any industry.

One of two facilities courses offered by CPS, Facilities Management qualifies students upon successful completion to earn IFMA’s Facility Management Professional® (FMP®) — the must-have credential for facility management (FM) professionals and industry suppliers looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the core FM topics deemed critical by employers.

For facility managers interested in sustainability, learn more about Sustainability for Facilities Professionals. This course qualifies students for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) — the leading credential for the development of sustainable FM strategies.

Value of the FMP® Credential

  • Gain a competitive advantage and improve your job performance through education and recognition.
  • Build practical skills you can apply to your job immediately, resulting in cost-savings and added value to your organization.
  • Earn professional credibility and recognition from current and potential employers, clients, work teams and peers.
  • Earn LEED Maintenance CE credits: LEED Professionals can earn 60 general continuing education hours upon completion of the full FMP program or 15 hours per individual course.
  • Earn IFMA-issued CEUs.

Who Should Become an FMP?

  • Facility management practitioners looking to increase their depth-of-knowledge in the foundational FM topics deemed critical by employers.
  • Individuals who are transitioning into the FM profession.
  • Related-industry practitioners such as architects, designers and safety engineers.
  • Facility-related product and service providers.
  • Students entering the profession from colleges, universities, certificate or technical programs.
  • LEED professionals seeking continuing education hours.
  • Federal employees and contractors looking to comply with the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act (FBPTA).

Why Enroll in a Live Course?

By enrolling in this course, you’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced instructor who presents the IFMA FMP Credential Program materials in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Training close to home.
  • A structured learning environment to keep you on schedule.
  • Opportunity to build your peer network.

Course Materials

Not only will you enhance your FM knowledge and skills, and qualify for the FMP credential (upon successful completion of the four online final assessments), course materials are provided and will serve as an ongoing reference for facility management practices. The course investment includes all course materials and FMP final assessments, but does not cover the FMP application fee.

Course Topics

Operations and Maintenance

  • Introduction to Operations and Maintenance
  • Assess Facility Needs
  • Manage/Oversee Operations and Maintenance of Building, Systems and Equipment
  • Manage/Oversee Occupant Services
  • Select the Best Resources
  • Measure and Optimize Operations and Maintenance Performance

Project Management

Finance and Business

  • Finance and Business in the Facility Organization
  • Financial Management of the Facility Organization
  • Procurement in the Facility Organization
  • Contracts in the Facility Organization

Leadership and Strategy

  • Plan Strategically
  • Lead and Manage the Facility Organization
  • Provide Leadership to the Entire Organization

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

COURSE
DATES  COST
Facilities Management Professional®

This program runs Friday evenings and Saturdays, every other weekend for six weeks.  **Due to a schedule change the first 2 course weeks will be back to back weekends

Fridays: 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturdays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • Sept. 20 & 21
  • Sept. 27 & 28
  • Oct. 11 & 12
  • Oct. 25 & 26
  • Nov. 8 & 9
  • Nov. 22 & 23
IFMA Member: $2,400
Non-Member: $2,500
Course Materials:
No additional charge

Additional parking fees apply.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE START DATE

 

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Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910
Email:  cps.info@villanova.edu

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