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PEMA 1000 - Maintenance Management: Introduction

Maintenance Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course is the equivalent to PEMAC Maintenance Management Certification Module 1: An Integrated Strategy for Maintenance Management. Module 1 introduces you to an integrated and holistic approach to maintenance and asset management. It provides a perspective and structure to apply to an organization to see how the organization performance can be improved through areas of maintenance and asset management. It will introduce: the Maintenance Excellence Pyramid, how the parts of the Maintenance Excellent Pyramid are linked and a simple tool and more detailed one to evaluate and better understand an organizational position relative to the areas of the Maintenance Excellence Pyramid.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 33634

Thu Sep 13 - Thu Oct 11 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 11 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW09 Rm. 121



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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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

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