Facility Management Engineering Certificate

The mission of the Facility Management Engineering Certificate program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled, and competent facility management professionals and to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

Students in the Facility Management Engineering program are trained as facility management professionals capable of maintaining commercial buildings. Subject matter in the program includes plumbing, electricity, carpentry, and heating/air conditioning. Students learn physical and electrical theories that enable them to understand building systems. In addition, they study landscape maintenance, pool care, computers, and boiler operation. Water treatment is discussed in both the pool and boiler courses. The program introduces current environmental and energy problems that can be reduced through efficient building operation. It also encourages resource development, teamwork, and interpersonal skills required on the job.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Certificate of Applied Science which can be applied toward an AAS in Sustainable Construction Technology. Contact William Hillman, Program Director, at 406-243-7645 or email for more information.

Certificate of Applied Science - Facility Management

Missoula College

Catalog Year: 2016-2017

Degree Specific Credits: 36

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Facility Management Engineering

Rule: All courses required

Show All Course Descriptions Course Credits
Show Description CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
Offered autumn and spring. Introduction to computer terminology, hardware, and software, including wire/wireless communications and multimedia devices. Students utilize word processing, spread sheet, database, and presentation applications to create projects common to business and industry in a networked computing environment. Internet research, email usage, and keyboarding proficiency are integrated.
3 Credits
Show Description COMX 102 - Interprsnl Skills in Workplace
This course will introduce students to interpersonal communication theory which can be applied to a workplace environment. Students will learn effective communication strategies that promote success in professional and personal relationships.
1 Credits
Show Description FME 122 - Electricity
Offered spring. The electrical laws and principles pertaining to DC and AC circuits. Includes current, voltage, resistance, power, load, panels, feeders, lamps, motors, and fuses. Introduction to wiring methods and materials in conformance with the National Electric Code (NEC). Includes installation and replacement of light fixtures, heaters, GFCI's, switches, receptacles, raceways and electrical thermostats. Upon successful completion, students will receive the NCCER certification for Electricity
6 Credits
Show Description FME 123 - Carpentry
Offered autumn. Application of carpentry principles and techniques. Construction and maintenance of foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof systems. Includes safe use of tools and materials common to the industry. Additional topics are painting, masonry, insulation, and ventilation of commercial buildings.
6 Credits
Show Description FME 127 - High/Low Pressure Boilers
Offered spring. The fundamentals of high/low pressure boiler operation and maintenance. Covers steam, feed-water, fuel, and draft systems. Includes boiler water treatment and hot water heating systems. Introduces safe mechanical operating procedures used in the industry. This course allows students to sit for the Third Class Boiler License Exam with 40 hours of hands-on training verses the 960 hours required by the state.
3 Credits
Show Description FME 128 - Plumbing & Maintenance
Offered autumn. Maintenance principles pertaining to lawns, groundcovers, trees, swimming pools, and plumbing equipment. Emphasis is placed on safe application of chemicals; maintenance frequency; and the identification and safe uses of associated tools and materials.
3 Credits
Show Description FME 130 - Heating & Air Conditioning
Offered spring. The fundamentals of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Covers heating and refrigeration cycles, gas furnaces, refrigerants, system evacuation and charging, and components used in associated systems. Introduces the basic mechanical service procedures used in the industry. Students will also sit for the Universal 608 EPA exam and receive the NCCER certification for Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC).
6 Credits
Show Description M 111 - Technical Mathematics
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., ALEKS placement >= 2 or M 065. Designed to provide the mathematical background necessary for success in the industrial areas. Topics covered include percent, ratio proportion, formula evaluation, basic algebra and geometry concepts, trigonometry, measurement, statistics, and graphing. Markdowns, inventory turnover, and other basic formulas. Credit does not count toward Associate of Arts or Baccalaureate degrees. MC
3 Credits
Show Description WRIT 121 - Intro to Technical Writing
Offered every term. Introduction to technical writing situations that integrate text, design, and graphics. Emphasis is on evidence-based, informative writing that uses design and graphics to visually represent logic and organization. Course focuses on writing as a process and includes student self-assessment. Major assignments include a pure technical document, exploration of credibility, and public science writing. Students are expected to write without major faults in grammar or usage and to have basic computer literacy.
3 Credits
Minimum Required Grade: C- 36 Total Credits Required