Course detail: TECH2050 - Online Certificate in Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

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.


  • The scope of responsibilities for the facility manager
  • Structuring a cost-saving project
  • Determining what changes are needed, and where
  • Understanding contracts
  • Making a preliminary estimate of housekeeping costs and time
  • Stabilizing or cutting costs
  • Setting up and getting the most out of a Work Order system
  • Setting up a PM (Preventive Maintenance) system
  • Samples of actual PM task lists
  • Lean Maintenance for buildings
  • Motivational tips and tricks
  • Legal liabilities of materials purchases
  • Interviewing and selecting contractors
  • Estimating the amount of custodial work
  • Conducting craft training
  • Increasing efficiency for small jobs

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.

You can enroll and start at any time. You can take up to six months to complete the course at your own pace, even if you finish after July 1, 2019

Course Resources
Online Certificate in Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities Course Information
U.S. Federal Employee Discount

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