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Facilities Management Course Descriptions

FMGT405 - FACILITIES MANAGEMENT I (3-2-4)
This course examines the scope of the professional facilities manager's position within various practice situations. The FM's role in relation to an organization's strategic plan is stressed. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.

FMGT410 - FACILITY SPACE UTILIZATION & MANAGEMENT (3-2-4)
This course focuses on space utilization and management by studying comprehensive facilities projects. Lectures and lab assignments will emphasize issues and guidelines that are often employed to manage space requirements over time. Prerequisite: Junior status. Day Course.

FMGT415 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR FACILITY MANAGERS (4-0-4)
Students study methods, concepts and procedures of FM project management. Topics include team development, scheduling, budgeting/estimating, contract administration, purchasing, relocations, and move management. Prerequisite: Junior status. Corequisite: FMGT405 Facilities Management I. Day Course.

FMGT420 - FACILITY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING SEMINAR (3-2-4)
Informal talks by practicing developers, architects, contractors, lawyers, engineers and financiers on topics relating to facility management. Students have the opportunity to explore a topic of their own choice in facility management and to present it at the seminar. The student's final oral presentation is made with visual exhibits, and a typewritten bound report is submitted for final examination. Prerequisite: FMGT405 Facilities Management I. Day Course.

FMGT450 - FACILITY ASSESSMENT AND FORECASTING (3-2-4)
This course emphasizes the strategic role required of the facilities manager in providing information for corporate managers and executives for facility forecasting. Topics include corporate real estate, attorney and developer interface, operating budgets and capital expenditures, and build performance assessment. Prerequisite: FMGT500 Computer Applications for Facility Managers. Day Course.

FMGT500 - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR FACILITY MANAGERS (2-4-4)
Students study the capabilities of CAFM systems designed to enhance facilities management. Students are introduced to CAFM programs and appropriate CAD software that interfaces with CAFM format. Prerequisite: INTD285 Technical Drawing II and FMGT405 Facilities Management I. Day Course.

FMGT550 - ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING OPERATIONS (3-2-4)
Students examine how facilities, building operations, and maintenance organizations are managed. Topics covered include sources, forms, and methods used to manage energy consumption in buildings. Prerequisite: FMGT405 Facilities Management I. Day Course.

FMGT590 - DIRECTED STUDIES RESEARCH (3-0-3)
This course is in preparation for FMGT620 by having students investigate an approved study topic and plan a project for completion in Directed Studies. Prerequisite: FMGT410, FMGT415, FMGT420, and FMGT500. Day Course.

FMGT610 - PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE FOR FACILITY MANAGERS (4-0-4)
Students study real estate concepts pertinent to facility management. Topics will include real estate financial management, site selection, RE master planning, leasing, purchase vs. lease, property management and highest and best use analysis. Prerequisite: FMGT450 Facility Assessment and Forecasting. Day Course.

FMGT620 - FACILITIES DIRECTED STUDIES (2-4-4)
Students will select their own project with the approval of the faculty for development through the semester. Students are encouraged to select an area of investigation that is a specialization within FM that most interests them. Project will be supported by written original investigation and submitted periodically during development for review by the faculty. Prerequisite: all FMGT courses, except FMGT610, must be successfully completed prior to this course. Day Course.

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