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PRKS 3600 - Park Maintenance Management

Parks Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course provides an introduction to the requirements and process to establish an effective maintenance management program for a park facility. These elements include an inventory of the facilities, levels of service and facility standards, regular inspections and the recommendations for repair, replacement or scheduling of maintenance based on a system of facility safety and extended service life evaluation.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 31636

Start any time

This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 20 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.


Tom Saare

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Correspondence format.
  2. Students have up to 20 weeks to complete the course upon registration. Students must provide an active email account upon registration to receive material to get started in this course. Additional costs for course material required. Purchase course material at: For more information, please contact Program Assistant,
  3. Important course information will be sent to you immediately after registering. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 1 - Introduction to Maintenance Management

  • Define the mandate and principles fundamental to BC Parks operations.
  • Define the general terms and concepts of facility maintenance management.
  • Explain maintenance activity types and their triggering conditions or events.
  • Explain the basic elements and components of a maintenance management system as it applies to BC Parks.
  • List the basic rating methods used to establish project priorities.

Module 2 - Inventories and Standards

  • Describe the basic database requirement for the operation of system-based maintenance management.
  • Define 'designed levels of service.'

Module 3 - Inspection and Analysis

  • Describe the components of an inspection program.
  • Explain the purposes of inspections, and how inspection requirements or schedules may be generated.
  • Explain the importance of inspections and quality control programs.
  • Define the types of inspection records that may be generated in an inspection program.
  • Define the Condition Ratings applicable to inspection programs.

Module 4 - Planning and Estimating

  • Explain the parts of the BC Parks project planning process.
  • Define subjective, justified and objective priority rating systems.
  • Explain how priority rating relates to developing work plans.
  • Explain how to assess the impact of factor changes on unit costs on projects.
  • Describe the basic components of project cost estimating.

Module 5 - Project Delivery

  • Define the information required to manage work organization and resources.
  • Explain the fundamentals of Project Management.
  • List the common risk management and transfer instruments used on projects, particularly in connection with contracted works and services.
  • Define the work methods and tendering procedures which would apply to specific situations.

Module 6 - Safety

  • List the primary provisions of the OIIP program.
  • Explain the purpose, and responsibility for, workplace inspections.
  • Describe where additional safety and testing expertise may be found.
  • Explain the basic principles of WCB regulations, and where to locate pertinent sections.
  • Explain the basic requirements of the WHMIS program.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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