Oct. 17, 2013

Contact: Rachel Garrett


Cal Poly to Offer Graduate Certificate Program in Facilities Management, Operations

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly will offer a graduate certificate program in Facilities Management and Operations beginning winter 2014.

Six courses are scheduled throughout the year, with the final course offered during fall 2014.

The first course has been scheduled on Saturdays to allow working adults to participate. The session begins in January, and students enrolled in CM S510: Principles of Integrated Facilities Management can participate in classes live via the Internet or attend on campus at Cal Poly.

Troy Hart, a Cal Poly construction management faculty member, will teach the first course. CM S510 examines the facility management profession and all functions associated with it, including strategic planning, financial planning, budgeting, project management, operations and maintenance, sustainability, emergency preparedness, etc. and how those functions interface with the overall goals of the business enterprise.

A highlight of CM S510 will be educational forums with industry experts.

Professionals with bachelor’s degrees who are accepted into the program will receive a graduate certificate upon successful completion. Individual courses with academic credit will be offered to professionals without bachelor’s degrees.

The program is designed for individuals in the fields of construction, engineering, architecture, real estate, building operations and maintenance, property management, energy management or sustainability, interior design, plant management and engineering, business administration, or anyone with an interest in the field of facility management.

The program fills in the gaps in a facility manager’s experience. It covers finance for facilities professionals, a topic that some might not have mastered. For those without a degree, successful completion of this course will add another level of credibility to their resume.

For more information visit the Cal Poly website at:

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