Facilities Management and Engineering
Department Chair: Larry Penar, 847-635-1955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Facilities Management and Engineering curriculum prepares students for employment in the management and engineering of small to large facilities. Oakton offers Associate in Applied Science degrees in Facilities Management or Facilities Engineering, along with certificates in Facilities Management or Facilities Energy Systems Technology. The curriculum emphasizes basic principles, making it possible for graduates to begin and progress rapidly in their careers. The program also provides opportunities for students to work as an intern at local companies.
A variety of career opportunities exist in this area for competent, well-trained facilities managers or engineers to work in manufacturing plants, hospitals, high-rise buildings, and educational institutions, as well as large-size hotels and motels.
Professionals already working in the field may enroll in the programs to upgrade their knowledge in a variety of subjects. Course work includes both technical and general education subjects. A degree or certificate provides valuable recognition for career advancement.
Facilities Management and Engineering Courses
Course presents overview of practice and skills needed for facilities management and facilities engineering. Content includes general discussion general of areas in which a facilities manager or facilities engineer will need to develop competency.
Course presents multiview projections; isometrics; scales; standards; free-hand and mechanical drawings; electrical, piping and sheet metal drawings; and reading of schematic symbols.
Course concentrates on language of architectural construction documents. Content includes visualization; sections, details and schedules; structural drawings; specifications and building codes; heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems; plumbing systems; electrical systems; free-hand mechanical sketchings (board and on-site) and verbal and written communication.
Course presents overview of the electrical and mechanical systems of buildings. Content includes systems, and energy management; review of mechanical systems such as HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, and fire protection; electrical and mechanical building codes; indoor air quality, communications, life safety and security systems.
Course provides detailed examination of energy management. Content includes specific focus on building automation systems for energy management using DDC controls for HVAC, fire and security systems; and control of various equipment remotely from a control computerized system and DDC controls.