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.
Program delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- Part-time certificate program
- Flexible schedule that meets your own needs and pace
- 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 Entrance Requirements 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.
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.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Important updates to Part-time Studies
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.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
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.
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
Part-time Studies Program Assistant – Operations Management
604-412-7417 | Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca
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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