The graduate certificate in Facility Management is designed to educate and equip facility management students with advanced knowledge and specialized skills to enhance their performance and professional qualifications.
Online Facility Management Graduate Certificate
This graduate certificate is 100% online and designed to develop fully-qualified facilities managers who are prepared to support and advance the facilities management profession.
Facilities management is a $1 trillion global industry with 25 million practicing facility management professionals worldwide. The UTSA online graduate certificate program will help you prepare to make an immediate impact in this growing field with global demand.
Students who complete the Facility Management graduate certificate will gain skills and knowledge in management, operations, and leadership to become a fully qualified facilities manager.
To complete the online graduate certificate program, you’ll take five courses in key areas:
- Facilities Management Professional Trends
- Operations and Maintenance of Built Assets
- Project Management, Planning, and Execution
- Business and Financial Aspects of Facilities Management
- Facilities Management Leadership and Strategy
There is a global need for professionally trained facility managers, according to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).
The current age of the average facility manager is 49, with 50% of the world’s facility managers expected to retire in the next five to fifteen years.
With these seasoned managers stepping down, employers need well-trained professionals from varying fields to fill these roles.
Upon program completion, you’ll be well-qualified to pursue or advance a career in a wide range of areas within facility management. In the past 12 months alone, there were more than 118,000 job postings for facilities management occupational positions in the U.S. and more than 10,000 in Texas.
The number of Facilities Management positions are projected to increase by more than 10% in the next 10 years, and by more than 18% in Texas.
Facilities Management Certificate Courses
It typically takes approximately six months to a year to complete the Online Graduate Certificate in Facility Management courses.
Facilities Management Prerequisites
In addition to meeting university certificate program requirements, applicants should also have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, architecture, sciences, business, or other facility management-related fields and disciplines. Practicing facility managers with at least two years of experience in facility management and a bachelor’s degree in other fields may also be admitted, with the approval of the program coordinator.
To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0-grade point average throughout tenure in the program.
Note: Applicants who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UTSA should submit the UTSA Graduate Certificate Form to add a certificate to their current program. Complete and submit the linked form with approved signatures to Dave.Riker@utsa.edu.