Facilities Management Option Part-time Certificate 690fmcert

Facilities Management

Have you ever wondered who keeps the day-to-day operations of a business on track? Who makes sure the electricity is run properly, leaks in the roofs are fixed, and organizes new construction of an office? It could be you.

Facilities management is a specialized area of operations that has many job opportunities in almost every industry. By earning your Facilities Management Certificate, you’ll be working with current industry professionals to earn the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage operations of different types of facilities for a long, rewarding career.

And with part-time study available in the classroom and online, you can study course by course and complete this program at your own pace and around your own schedule.

About the program

  • Part-time certificate program
  • Flexible schedule that meets your own needs and pace
  • Approximately 3 – 5 years to completion
  • Prepare to advance your career with the most effective skills in facilities management
Learn more about how BCIT gives you the practical know-how you need in the Program Details.

Who should complete the Facilities Management Certificate?

This program could be right for you if:
  • You’re looking to advance your career within the operations of an organization
  • You want professional development for a new or current role
  • You’re organized and interested in big-picture operations management
Ready to develop the job skills you need for success in facilities management? Apply today on the Program Entry page to begin!

What grads can do

By training at BCIT, you’ll focus on the practical, job-relevant skills you need to successfully manage the day-to-day operations of many types of facilities. By building your resume and skill set with industry-approved courses, you’ll have more opportunity for exciting, challenging jobs, no matter whether you hope to be more successful in your current position or if you’re beginning a brand new career.

Learn more about the opportunities available to grads in the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

About Part-time Studies

Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that's right for you.

Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there's space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).

To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.

To be successful in BCIT's fast paced applied learning environment, it is strongly recommended that students have English proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Two years of education in English in an English-speaking country and English 12 are strongly recommended for success. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Every course in this program is developed and taught by working professionals to ensure you get the most current, useful skills and training available. The knowledge you learn through these courses will help you in nearly every aspect of facilities management, including construction contracts, planning and design, accounting, and more.

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Required Courses: Credits
  BLDT 2011 Construction Documents and Contracts 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2013 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2013 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  FMGT 1152 Accounting for the Manager 3.0
  HRMG 2805 Workplace Health & Safety 3.0
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
  OPMT 1187 Project Management Essentials 3.0
  OPMT 1193 Facility Planning and Design 3.0
  OPMT 1198 Operations Management Fundamentals 3.0
  OPMT 4699 Enterprise Performance Management 3.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 3.0 credits from the following: Credits
  BUSA 1305 Supervisory Skills 3.0
  or
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
 
3. Complete 9.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  AICO 1000 AutoCAD 1 3.0
  AICO 2000 AutoCAD 2 3.0
  OPMT 1106 Quality Assurance Fundamentals 3.0
 
Total Credits: 46.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Those who work in facilities management help the entire organization function by coordinating and developing the workplace to integrate people and their work. This can include new construction in a warehouse, better layout of an office, or ensuring safety regulations are met for the health of all employees.

This type of position is invaluable in every organization and many employers have trouble finding people to fill the roles because of the specialized knowledge needed.

In this program, you’ll work closely with working industry professionals to get the practical skills you’ll need in day-to-day operations. The courses are designed to include offerings from business, engineering, and health sciences specifically to appeal to those wishing to enter the field of facilities management or those currently in the field who want to upgrade or formalize their knowledge.

This program has been developed in conjunction with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) BC Chapter.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Upon graduation, you’ll have the essential skills and knowledge you need for effective facilities management. Currently, many employers can’t find qualified grads who fit their needs in this area, which means the training and practical experience you get at BCIT puts you in a strong position for a choice of exciting new careers or to advance in your current position.

Some job opportunities include:
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Facilities Manager
  • Building Supervisor
  • Director, Facilities Services
  • Site Operations Manager
  • Project Manager

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Part-time Studies Program Assistant - Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca

Ron Wlock
Part-time Studies Coordinator - Operations Management
604-432-8991 | Ron_Wlock@bcit.ca

Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

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