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PEMA 1000 - An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management

Maintenance Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​This course is the equivalent to PEMAC Maintenance Management Certification Module 1: An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management. Based on the course text, Uptime, Module 1 develops the framework for thinking about a strategic approach to maintenance management that is integrated with the business. Drawing on the elements presented in the “Maintenance Excellence Pyramid” of Uptime, participants in Module 1 will learn how strategy, people, basic care, materials management, performance management, work management, support systems, and tools such as RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) and RCFA (Root Cause Failure Analysis) can work together to build a culture of excellence.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 72947

Wed Jan 12 - Wed Feb 09 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Feb 09 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Brent Corey

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Students are required to purchase textbook/workbook prior to first class. All materials are available at the BCIT bookstore: Please contact the Program Assistant at for more details regarding the course material such as textbooks. Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub ( for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • State the mission of PEMAC and describe the path to MMP certification. (Lesson 1)
  • Describe the history and development of maintenance management strategies and how programs such as planned maintenance, predictive maintenance and Reliability Centered Maintenance evolved. (Lesson 1)
  • Draw the Uptime "Pyramid of Excellence" and explain why an integrated, strategic approach to maintenance and asset management is important to industry. (Lesson 1)
  • Discuss the importance of strategy and people to the maintenance leader. (Lesson 2)
  • List and describe the essential tools for executing a maintenance strategy: Work Management, Management and Support Systems, Basic Care, Materials Management and Performance Management. (Lesson 3)
  • Briefly describe common methodologies that are used to achieve excellence in maintenance management and categorize them according to whether they are asset, team or process centered. (Lesson 4)
  • Assess a given maintenance situation or problem and identify a potential strategy for improvement. (Apply the "Maintenance Maturity Grid" at a superficial level - more depth in subsequent modules.)

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

PEMA 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Maintenance Management Professional
    Part-time   Statement of Completion


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