Course detail: Certificate in Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to six months to complete the course at your own pace.



Great business starts with a well-maintained building. When all elements are structured well, and facilities run efficiently, businesses are more successful, employees are more productive, and customers are happier. But behind every efficient facility is a network of behind-the-scenes tasks overseen by an expert manager.

This program is designed for those who manage buildings and facilities of many kinds, such as airports, government buildings, office buildings, factory buildings, apartment complexes (large- and small-scale), hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, sports and entertainment venues, and other large facilities.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the full scope of responsibilities for a facility manager
  • Recognize safety issues and develop strategies to alleviate them
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities in contracting and purchasing
  • Organize your maintenance operation
  • Apply preventive maintenance and lean maintenance techniques

Who Should Enroll?

This course is designed for facility managers, maintenance managers, building managers, architects, property management company employees, property managers, supervisors, non-maintenance directors accountable for maintenance, leads, maintenance support people and people who are in training for these positions.

Course Materials
It is required students purchase the following textbook to utilize during this course: Facility Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities by Joel D. Levitt; (2013; Momentum Press) ISBN-13:978-1606503249; ISBN-10: 1606503243.

Program Accessibility

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas sponsored educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in one of our online courses, please email or call 913-897-8530 at least four weeks prior to your anticipated start date.

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Course Resources
U.S. Federal Employee Discount (PDF Document)
Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities Course Information (PDF Document)

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