Facilities Operations & Management

NOTE: Dunwoody College isn’t accepting new students into the Facilities Operations & Management program for the 2021-22 academic year. If you are interested in a future start, please click the “Request More Information” button below and fill out the form.

The built environment has become increasingly more technologically sophisticated and energy efficient, opening up more and more opportunities for those who want a career ensuring the well-being of buildings and their occupants.

Pursue a variety of career paths with Dunwoody’s Facilities Operations & Management degree, including operations management, asset management, space management, building safety and security, and energy management.

Gain expertise in building systems and operations, stakeholder relationships and communications, preventative and predictive maintenance, and project management.

Learn to use a variety of software programs, including computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), REVIT and SketchUp for computer-aided design, integrated workforce management systems (IWMS), and building monitoring systems.

The Dunwoody campus will serve as a living laboratory where you’ll apply best practices to new, existing, and historic building systems and grounds. You’ll also learn to apply sustainable concepts to all areas of your work in facilities management.

Field trips to a variety of Twin Cities facilities and available study abroad and travel study programs will also increase your exposure to the built environment.

In your first semester, you’ll earn an OSHA30 General Industry card, EPA Section 608 certification. Students can also go on to pursue additional certifications as you progress through the program.

Dunwoody’s program has been designed to be consistent with the International Facilities Management Association’s (IFMA) Facilities Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) associate degree program standards and will seek program accreditation.

Class topics include:

  • Sustainable facility operations
  • Property maintenance
  • Building service systems
  • Smart buildings
  • Interpersonal communications and project management
  • HVAC&R and electrical systems

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Facilities & Operations Management

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Senior Maintenance Supervisor
  • Building Services Supervisor
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Asset Specialist
  • Energy Controls Supervisor

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • SkillsUSA

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