Facilities Management

Choose a concentration in construction or design for opportunities involving facility upkeep, space planning and building operations

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Prepare for an In-demand Career Field

Gain the basic knowledge of construction materials, processes and systems, business management, and real estate areas in the Facilities Management program. You can choose the Construction concentration, which leads to positions in construction management, scheduling, managing building systems. The Design concentration provides you with skills to enter facility management, space programmer/planner, or move coordinator positions. You will be ready for entry-level positions, with the option of transferring to a bachelor's degree program.

Careers

Find your path.

Architectural Drafters – est. salary $54,754
Construction and Building Inspectors – est. salary $56,205
Construction Manager – est. salary $80,310
Cost Estimator – est. salary $69,899
Environmental Compliance Inspectors – est. salary $76,708
Property, Real Estate and Community Association Manager – est. salary $65,402*

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Facilities Management degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction 3 credits Fulfills Tech Comp Major Course Tech Comp
ADC 103 - CAD Basics 3 credits A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.
For the Design Concentration, ADC 103 and ADC 109 are prerequisites for the 2nd semester Design Concentration course ADC 159, so to move forward most quickly, take them both in the first semester.
Major Course Tech Comp
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes 3 credits Concentration Elective
Choice of Construction or Design Concentration should be made in order to select the appropriate course. Talk to an advisor.
Major Course
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits Must complete ENGL 101 with minimum grade of “C” or better ENGL 101
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design 3 credits Transfer institutions vary on the MATH courses accepted for transfer. Consult transfer agreements and departmental advisors or the specific schools to determine choice.
For FM – Design Concentration transfer to Temple University's FM program, full transfer includes MATH 171.This course has a sequence of MATH prerequisites, (FNMT 118, MATH 161, MATH 162). MATH 137 is not in the prerequisite sequence for MATH 171.
Mathematics

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Most courses will fulfill general education requirements

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 103 or ADC 109 Major Course
ADC 146 - Construction Supervision and Business Practices 3 credits Prerequisite: ADC 101 Major Course
ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I  3 credits Prerequisite; ADC 101 and ADC 103 or
ADC 109
ADC 253 is offered in Fall only. ADC 254 requirement may be taken in the Spring
Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits    ENGL 102 & Info Lit
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning 3 credits Other Humanities electives require Dept. Head permission. Humanities, Interpretive Studies, American/Global Diversity, Writing Intensive

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Summer I

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MNGT 121 - Introduction to Business 3 credits   Major Course

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I (Construction Concentration) or
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes (Design Concentration)
3 credits Concentration Elective
ADC 236 prerequisite: ADC 101
ADC 136 has no prerequisite.
Major Course 
ADC 246 - Contracts and Specifications (Construction Concentration) or
ADC 159 - Design Studio II (Design Concentration)
3 or 4 credits Concentration Elective
Prerequisites:
For ADC 246: ADC 101
For ADC 159: ADC 103 and ADC 109
Major Course 
ADC 163 - Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction (Construction Concentration) or
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques (Design Concentration)
3 credits Concentration Elective
Prerequisites for both: ADC 103
Major Course
ECON 182 - 182 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 3 credits This is the only Social Science course that counts for this Program. Social Science

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
RE 101 - Real Estate Fundamentals 3 credits   Major Course
MNGT 141 - Principles of Management or
MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems or
MNGT 262 - Business Law
3 credits For MNGT 141: MNGT 121 may be taken concurrently
For MNGT 142: MNGT 121 is a prerequisite
MGMT 262 has no prerequisite.
Temple University only accepts MGMT 141 for transfer.
Directed Elective
ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II 3 credits Prerequisites: ADC 101 and ADC 103 or ADC 109
ADC 253 is not a prerequisite for ADC 254– the courses can be taken in any order.
ADC 254 is offered in Spring only. ADC 253 requirement may be taken in the Fall.
Major Course
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation 3 credits For FM – Design Concentration transfer to Temple University's FM program, full transfer requires PHYS 111.The prerequisite is MATH 162. Check with advisors for other transfer programs' requirements. Natural Sciences

A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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