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07/25/2003

Facilities Management Program At UC Berkeley Extension Rolls Out Fall Courses

 

UC Berkeley Extension has announced its fall lineup of courses in the Certificate Program in Facilities Management.

 

The certificate program, a seven-course series offered year-round in San Francisco, Berkeley, and other locations around the Bay Area, is designed to equip facilities professionals with the information and skills needed to meet the increasingly diverse challenges of the field.

 

Courses offered this fall cover a wide range of topics. Facilities Management: Strategic Planning and Organization (Sept. 3-Nov.12) teaches how to run a facilities management department and ensure that long- and short-term facility planning is aligned with organizational objectives and building user needs. Facilities Construction and Project Management (Sept. 4-Nov. 6) looks at overseeing facility construction jobs, with visits to an actual work site and guest lectures by representatives of contracting, architectural, and project management firms. Facilities Management: Operations and Maintenance (Sept. 6-Nov. 1) deals with the core task of providing building and equipment service, focusing on the skills that are needed and the best methods to use. Facilities Management Systems and Technology (Nov. 1-Dec. 13) examines the infrastructural mechanisms—from telecommunication and information technologies to energy management and climate control systems—that give meaning to the word facility.

 

In future terms, the required courses, Introduction to Facilities Management and Facilities Planning and Design, will be offered, along with a wide selection of electives.

 

The program’s curriculum was developed with the cooperation of the International Facility Management Association. Course credits may be applied to continuing maintenance requirements for IFMA certified facilities managers (CFMs).

 

Extension offers an “open house” information session attended by facilities management faculty, during which attendees can find out more about the program and ask questions. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, at UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., 8th Floor, in San Francisco. To reserve a space, call (510) 642-4111.

 

 

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For further information about this program, visit the Web at www.unex.berkeley.edu/welcome/fm1.html or contact the program representative, Clara Piloto, by phone at (510) 643-2180 or via e-mail at cpiloto@unex.berkeley.edu.

 

UC Berkeley Extension was founded in 1891 as the continuing education branch of the University of California, Berkeley. Today Extension offers more than 2,000 courses each year, including online courses, along with more than 30 certificate programs as well as customized contract training. For a free UC Berkeley Extension catalog, call toll-free 1-888-UC-SMART (888-827-6278) or visit Extension's Web site at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

# UC Berkeley Extension press releases are online at www.unex.berkeley.edu. #

 

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS:

Aug. 20: Facilities Management Certificate Program Open House - UC Berkeley Extension information session, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 8:30-9:30 pm, UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco, 8th Floor (enter on Fremont St.); free. To register, call (510) 642-4111 or register online at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

Sept. 3: Facilities Management: Strategic Planning and Organization - UC Berkeley Extension course, Wednesday, Sept. 3-Nov. 12 (no meeting Oct. 22), 6:30-9:30 pm, UC Berkeley Extension Center, 55 Laguna St., San Francisco; fee: $495. To register, call (510) 642-4111 or register online at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

Sept. 4: Facilities Construction and Project Management - UC Berkeley Extension course, Thursday, Sept. 4-Nov. 6, 6-10 pm, UC Berkeley Extension International Center, 2222 Harold Way, Berkeley; fee: $550. To register, call (510) 642-4111 or register online at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

Sept. 6: Facilities Management: Operations and Maintenance - UC Berkeley Extension course, Saturday, Sept. 6 and 20, Oct. 4 and 18, and Nov. 1, 8:30 am-3:30 pm, UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco, 8th Floor (enter on Fremont St.); fee: $$495. To register, call (510) 642-4111 or register online at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

Nov. 1: Facilities Management Systems and Technology - UC Berkeley Extension course, Saturday, Nov. 1 to Dec. 13, 9 am-3 pm, UC Berkeley Extension Downtown Center, 425 Market St., San Francisco, 8th Floor (enter on Fremont St.); fee: $495. To register, call (510) 642-4111 or register online at www.unex.berkeley.edu.

 

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