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Facilities Management Overview

Weber State’s facilities management emphasis, one of the only degrees of its kind in the Western United States, prepares students for senior-level facilities management positions.

Facilities Management Highlights

The construction management program offers evening classes, allowing working students to fit school into their busy schedules.

Weber State’s construction management technology students have won regional college construction management program competitions, regional Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competitions and the Ethics Award the American Institute of Constructors (AIC).

 

Nickolas King

Class of 2016

“The faculty within the facilities management program provide an excellent learning environment, drawing on their real-world experiences to enhance the course topics. The knowledge and tools developed during this program provide you with everything needed for advancing a career in facilities management.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

As a facilities management major, you’ll learn fundamental skills such as:

  • Efficiency of operations and maintenance
  • Reducing downtime of mission-critical assets
  • Avoiding loss of revenues
  • Developing an emergency management plan
  • Extending life expectancy of equipment and buildings
  • Addressing long-term facility and leased property needs
  • Effective capital planning and prioritization of projects
  • Effective communication with internal and external customers

What You Can Do after Weber

The need for qualified graduates in facilities management is growing internationally as senior facility managers are retiring, and not enough qualified candidates exist to fill the vacancies. On-the-job experience alone is no longer sufficient to fill these positions.

Graduates go on to facilities management positions in industries such as:

  • Local, state and federal agencies
  • Higher and public education
  • Healthcare  

Career & Salary Outlook

Common careers for facilities management graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ...
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)