Facilities Management

Certificate of Applied Science

The mission of the Facilities Management Program is to provide the regional workforce with credentialed, skilled and competent Facility Maintenance and Management professionals to be responsive to emerging workforce needs. 

Students in this Operational Engineering program are trained as working professionals who maintain and manage commercial facilities. Subject matter in the program includes plumbing, electricity, basic carpentry, project management, blueprint reading, occupational safety and health, and heating/air conditioning.  Students learn physical and electrical theories that enable them to understand building systems. In addition, they study landscape maintenance, pool care, computer software, and boiler operation. The program introduces current environmental and energy problems that can be reduced through efficient building operation.  It also encourages resource development, teamwork and interpersonal skills required on the job.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Certificate of Applied Science to include:

  • Refrigeration Technician Certification as required under section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
  • Prepared to sit for the Boiler Operator exam.
  • 30 hour OSHA Certification.

Some Students may have the opportunity to receive other certifications such as Certified Pool Operator (CPO), Hazardous Material Handling (HAZMAT), First Aid/CPR & AED, and Forklift Certification.

Just a few areas our graduates have found employment are:

  • Millwright Apprenticeship
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Assistant Supervisor
  • Boiler Operator
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Facility Department
  • Industrial Mechanic
  • HVAC Technician

Thank you to our Cooperative Work Experience Sponsors:

  • YMCA
  • Southgate Mall
  • St. Patricks Hospital
  • Blue Marble BioMaterials
  • Sun Mountain
  • TempRight Heating and Ventilation
  • The Source Health Club


The University of Montana catalog details degree specific credits and course requirements.

Subject Type
Facilities Management Certificate of Applied Science
Subject Type
HVAC Technician Technical Certification

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