Facilities Operations & Management (FOPS)

FMGT1000 | Introduction to Facilities | Lecture (2 Credits)

Aspects of the facilities management industry are presented using interviews with practicing professionals, site tours, textbook studies and exploratory reflections to illustrate the many opportunities available as a professional.

FMGT1100 | Building Operations | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Represent the organization?s brand experience by providing various services for occupants. Interconnected systems and processes such as shipping and receiving, key management, property grounds, storage strategies, safety, housekeeping standards of care, food service, and waste management are paramount to meet the expectations of guests, tenants, owners, and users.

FMGT1200 | MEP Systems: Electrical | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Explore electrical theories for a foundational understanding of how an electrical system interacts with a building. Laboratory exercises emphasize troubleshooting processes for electrical circuits and systems. Learn how a facilities team safely maintains and monitors a building?s electrical system.

FMGT1300 | Occupational Safety & Health | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine the principles of facility safety and identify health hazards based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910 General Industry Standards and MNOSHA Laws and Rules. Emphasis is on hazard identification, avoidance, and control and prevention to develop strategies to prevent injuries to workers, occupants, and guests. Students successfully completing 30 hours of designated training topics receive an OSHA 30 General Industry card.

FMGT1400 | Facility Programming & Design | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Techniques for analyzing design program requirements and optimizing space. Develop plans that satisfy programmatic needs and use space efficiently. Examine building codes, fire safety, and barrier-free designs as essential components of laying out a workable interior space. Practice basic drafting techniques on current industry software.

FMGT1700 | Special Engineer License Prep | Seminar (1 Credit)

Prepare to pass the Minnesota Special Engineer's license exam. Introduction to both high and low pressure boilers used in steam and hot water heating, high-pressure, high temperature hot water boilers used in heating or process installations, and small mechanical-drive steam turbines. Topics include boiler functions, operations, safety, controls, hot water systems, steam systems, and the identification of boiler fittings. MN Statute 326B.972 requires an individual operating a boiler, steam engine, or steam turbine to hold a license for the grade covering that boiler, steam engine, or steam turbine. Also, preparation for the EPA?s Section 608 Technician Certification allowing them to work with and handle refrigerants in common air conditioners and HVAC units. The EPA 608 Technician Certification is required by Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act for anyone who maintains, services, repairs, or disposes of equipment that could release ozone depleting refrigerants into the atmosphere.

FMGT2010 | Second Class Engineer License Prep | Seminar (1 Credit)

Prepare to pass the Minnesota Second Class Engineer license exam. Review of low pressure boilers used in steam and hot water heating. Topics include MN license requirements, inspections, documentation, boiler functions, operations, safety, controls, feedwater systems, and the identification of boiler fittings. MN Statute 326B.972 requires an individual operating a boiler, steam engine, or steam turbine to hold a license for the grade covering that boiler, steam engine, or steam turbine. Students must have 1 year of licensed experience to sit for the exam.

FMGT2011 | Facility Operations & Management Topics | Seminar (1 Credit)

Presentation and examination of topics in facilities operations and management selected to develop a deeper awareness of current trends, issues, and emerging technologies. Supplemented by readings, discussions and papers.

FMGT2100 | Property Maintenance | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Best practices for efficient and effective triage of maintenance and other occupant requests through work orders. Planning for prescriptive and predictive maintenance of systems. Sustainable solutions and asset management. Laboratory exercises emphasize using and managing related tools and resources for various assets and systems.

FMGT2110 | MEP Systems: HVAC&R | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Explore mechanical theories for a foundational understanding of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Learn the role of HVAC systems in various types of buildings and the key characteristics that enable effective HVAC system functionality. Laboratory experiments and exercises emphasize troubleshooting processes for HVAC&R systems. Learn how a facilities technician safety maintains a building?s HVAC&R equipment and components and monitors the system.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT1200

FMGT2200 | Facility Operations/Management Capstone | Capstone (3 Credits)

Apply facilities management theories, topics, and applications to a final project. Work consists of a project proposal, development of coordinating documents, and final presentation.

Prerequisite(s): COMM1030

FMGT2210 | Smart Buildings I | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Explore how we advance the productivity and safety of occupants while improving the operational efficiency of buildings through intelligent, integrated green building technologies. Introduction to a number of systems associated with building automation, energy management, and connectivity to global systems. Laboratory exercises focus on building management systems and interconnected components. Emphasis is on sustainable outcomes by decreasing the carbon footprint of a building.

Prerequisite(s): FMGT1200 And FMGT2110