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Facilities Management/BTech

The Facilities Management baccalaureate degree prepares graduates for careers as facility managers in large commercial buildings, hospitals, residential complexes, universities and other institutions.

The program was designed as the upper level of associate degree programs in architectural, civil, construction and environmental control technologies. It adds the financial, legal, project management and additional technical courses that meet the demanding needs of the facilities management industry. This associate and baccalaureate degree format gives students an underlying expertise and a “can do” ability that is a hallmark of City Tech graduates. In addition, there are elective courses in facilities management that allow students to further develop their specialty in building engineering, construction management, or space planning.

In addition to this 2+2 program, there are two other tracks to the bachelor of technology degree in Facilities Management:

  • City Tech students can elect a lower-level curriculum that includes several courses from each of the articulated associate degree programs.
  • Students who already have an associate degree in other technical or business-related disciplines, from City Tech or other colleges, can enter the baccalaureate program after taking approximately 22 credits in one of our articulated AAS degrees. These additional courses are an integral part of the degree and an important part of future career skills. Liberal arts and science credits may be transferable, and courses from a student’s previous major can enhance their capabilities and enable them to develop their own niche in facilities management. Consult Professor Robert Polchinski, the program director, to develop a customized list of these additional required courses prior to enrolling in the program or registering for classes.

Employment from entry-level to top management can be found throughout New York with over 900,000 properties and facilities. For those wishing to relocate to other areas, employment is available worldwide and is not dictated by market forces and outsourcing trends.

FM BT Degree Learning Outcomes

Graduates learn the technical, financial and managerial skills to prepare for careers as facility managers in the following specialty areas:

  • Building Engineering.
  • Construction Management.
  • Space Planning and Programming.

Lower-Division Course Requirements

AAS degree in Construction Management Technology (FMC)
AAS degree in Environmental Control Technology (FME)
AAS degree in Architectural Technology (FMA)
AAS degree in Civil Engineering Technology (FMV)
60 credits of lower-division courses (FMB)

Upper-Division Course Requirements

The upper division of the Facilities Management bachelor of technology curriculum is given below. The statement of requirements varies depending on the associate-level degree granted (architectural technology, civil engineering technology, construction management technology, environmental control technology, or equivalent technical or business-related degree). Consult Professor Robert Polchinski, the program director.

Graduate Degree Opportunities

Graduates can secure meaningful and financially rewarding employment after obtaining their bachelor of technology in Facilities Management. Many often go further to obtain master’s degrees in Facilities Management, Business Administration, Construction & Project Management, Energy Management, Environmental Health & Safety, Transportation Engineering and Urban Planning at institutions such as Columbia University, NYU, Hunter College, Pratt Institute and New York Institute of Technology.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

42-43 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE (4 COURSES, 12-13 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101* English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3-4 credits)

MAT 1190

MAT 1275 or higher*1
Quantitative Reasoning
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry
3

4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course

II - FLEXIBLE CORE2 (6 COURSES, 18 CREDITS)

Select one course from each of the following areas, plus one additional course from any of the five areas; no more than two courses may be selected from any discipline. 18

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

Any Approved Course

III - COLLEGE OPTION CREDITS3 (12 CREDITS)

• One course in Speech/Oral Communication Any Approved Course (COM 1330 or higher)3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences courseAny Approved Course3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences courseAny Approved Course3
• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course 5 or two sequential courses in a foreign language.
Any Approved Course
Any Approved Course



3
3

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 77-78 CREDITS

Associate-Level Courses (37 credits)

Environmental Control Technology AAS
OR
Architectural Technology AAS
OR
Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology AAS

Baccalaureate-Level Courses (39 credits)

FMGT 3510 Financial Analysis for Facilities Managers I3
FMGT 3520 Anatomy of a Building3
FMGT 3610 Project Management for Facilities Managers3
FMGT 3620 Building Systems I3
FMGT 3640 Principles of Facilities Management3
FMGT 4710 Financial Analysis for Facilities Managers II3
FMGT 4720 Building Systems II3
FMGT 4740 Personnel Relations3
FMGT 4900

FMGT 4902
Internship Project
OR
Special Projects in Facilities Management
3

3
LAW4 2306 Legal Issues for Facilities Managers3
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition IIMet as GenEd
MAT 1190

MAT 1275 or higher
Quantitative Reasoning
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry


Met as GenEd

Select one of the four concentration areas:

Construction Management

FMGT 4760 Construction Planning and Management I 3
FMGT 4860 Construction Planning and Management II 3

Select one of the following three courses for 3 credits:

3
FMGT 4750 Mechanical Systems Operation and Maintenance I
FMGT 4780 Programming and Introduction to Space Planning
ELECTIVE (Program approval required)

Space Planning and Design

FMGT 4780 Programming and Introduction to Space Planning 3
FMGT 4880 Space Planning3

Select one of the following three courses for 3 credits:

3
FMGT 4750 Mechanical Systems Operation and Maintenance I
FMGT 4770 Urban Housing Management I
ELECTIVE (Program approval required)

Facility Engineering

FMGT 4750 Mechanical Systems Operation and Maintenance I3
FMGT 4850 Mechanical Systems Operation and Maintenance II 3

Select one of the following three courses for 3 credits:

3
FMGT 4760 Construction Planning and Management I
FMGT 4780 Programming and Introduction to Space Planning
ELECTIVE (Program approval required)

Urban Housing Management

FMGT 4770 Urban Housing Management I3
FMGT 4870 Urban Housing Management II3

Select one of the following three courses for 3 credits:

3
FMGT 4750 Mechanical Systems Operation and Maintenance I
FMGT 4760 Construction Planning and Management I
ELECTIVE (Program approval required)

FREE ELECTIVES

Credits as indicated or as required to reach 120 credits for BTech

1-2
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 77-78
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 42-43
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 120

* Courses that may have been required for associate degree

1 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1275 will be required to take MAT 1175 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4.

2 Associate degree requires 12 credits from any 4 groups.

3 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

4 LAW 1202 is a potential course substitute for LAW 2306