Spring Educational Classes

Electrical Systems and Illuminations – SMT

Start Date:    Wednesday, March 30th, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays
Cost:             $860 for Members, $960 for Non-Members / Printed course book $40
Location:       Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Electrical Systems and Illumination is about understanding the electrical systems and illumination in buildings and facilities. Specifically, the chapters in this text address the fundamentals of electricity, electric circuits and circuit protection, lighting systems, power distribution, motors and motor maintenance, electrical system installation, and electrical safety practices.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental concepts of electricity and electrical circuitry
  • Employ metering devices to measure electricity consumption
  • Trace the path of power, from its generation at the utility to distribution throughout your facility
  • Comprehend electrical symbols used in block diagrams, schematics, installation drawings, and other construction drawings
  • Distinguish among the various types of wires, cables, splices, and conduit used in commercial properties
  • Describe devices and practices used in circuit protection
  • Summarize lighting principles related to measurement, efficiency, maintenance, and resource conservation
  • Install, monitor, and maintain motors and starters
  • Practice life-saving safety procedures, including lockout/tagout, when working with electrical equipment

Key topic areas:

sources of electricity  electrical safety  electrical circuits  electric meters  cables, terminations, and conduits  light sources, fixtures, and maintenance  electric motor basics and maintenance

 

Fundamentals of Facilities Management - FMA

Start Date:    Monday, March 28th, Seven weeks total.
Test Date:     Schedule through off site testing facility.
Class Time:  6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mondays
Cost:             $980 for Members, $1,085 for Non-Members / Printed course book $40
Location:       Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby skyway

Fundamentals of Facilities Management includes a number of key concepts and applications that are designed to provide the base from which you can build a career in facilities management. Successful facility managers must have business savvy supported by a broad scope of technical knowledge. Therefore, you will gain an understanding of the importance of facilities management to business organizations and operations, while also learning strategies for internal marketing. You will learn how to structure and manage operations and maintenance programs, and how to manage personnel effectively to control workloads. You will likewise acquire project management and leadership skills crucial to your success.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of facilities management to business organizations
  • Structure and manage operations and maintenance programs
  • Manage internal and outsourced personnel effectively to control workloads
  • Align facilities operations with information management, cost controls, and investment and budgeting strategies
  • Make effective decisions and apply insight into information analysis methods
  • Manage a successful project, with you as a team leader

Key topic areas:  principles of information management  investment, cost controls, and budgeting strategies  operating levels of facilities activities  outsourcing principles  benefits of leasing vs. ownership

 

Coming later in 2022-2023: 

  • Energy Management (SMT) - September 2022
  • Building Design and Maintenance (SMA) - September 2022
  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - January 2023
  • Managing the Organization (SMA, FMA, RPA) - January 2023

If you are interested in a class, please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / [email protected]