Facility Management - Design Option


Practice design concepts and develop design skills in the College's design studio.

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Maintaining Facilities at Optimal States

Our Facility Management program will teach you about the sophistication and intricacy of modern building complexes, grounds and systems. You will learn about finance, real estate, planning, design, construction and operations of buildings, in addition to having the knowledge you need to work in various settings, including health care systems, colleges and universities, pharmaceutical research companies, and government and civic institutions. The College’s program offers you two specialization options: the Construction option focuses on building systems, construction processes, operational issues and complex challenges that occur during building construction; the Design option focuses on the design of buildings, new or renovated, as a means to create a positive image and enhance employee effectiveness and satisfaction. In this option, you will take courses in architecture, design, drawing and presentation.


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Occupational Health and Safety Technician – est. salary $43,945*
Property or Real Estate Manager – est. salary $59,734*
Meeting, Convention and Event Planner – est. salary $50,416*


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

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

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 103 - CAD Basics 3 credits A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. Major Course
Tech Comp
ADC 109 - Design Studio I 4 credits    Major Course
ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction 3 credits    Major Course
Tech Comp
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits    ENGL 101
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design or higher MATH 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. Mathematics
  • 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   Major Course
ADC 159 - Design Studio II 3 credits    Major Course
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques 3 credits    Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits    ENGL 102, Info Lit
HIST 176/ADC 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning 3 credits   Humanities Interpretive Studies American/Global Diversity Writing Intensive

Minimum GPA requirements 2.0 GPA

Summer 1

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

Minimum GPA requirements 2.0 GPA

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
 ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes 3 credits   Major Course
 ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I 3 credits    Major Course
 MNGT 141 - Principles of Management or  MNGT 142 - Management Information Systems or MNGT 262 - Business Law 3 credits    Directed Elective
 ECON 182 - 182 Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 3 credits    Social Science
 EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation 3 credits   Natural Science

Minimum GPA requirements 2.0 GPA

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ADC 192 - Color and Lighting 3 credits   Major Course
ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II 3 credits    Major Course
RE 101 - Real Estate Fundamentals 3 credits    Major Course
ADC 146 - Construction Supervision and Business Practices 3 credits    Major Course

Minimum GPA requirements 2.0 GPA

  • 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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