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School Facilities Management AAS

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This program was developed at the request, of and in cooperation with, the NYS Association for Superintendents of School Building and Grounds (SBGA), which represents six hundred schools and thirty BOCES Systems of Superintendents of Building and Grounds and all related personnel. The program prepares personnel for management positions in school buildings and grounds, and further enhances the skills of those already occupying such positions. Graduates will be effective and efficient in decision-making situations in facilities management, equipped to stay abreast of critical issues in their changing environment. Emphasis is on courses in Facilities Maintenance, Basic Education Law, Public Health and Safety in Schools, and NYS Public School Budgeting and Accounting.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Develop basic skills to prepare the student for a career as a School Facilities Manager
  • Students are able to manage all necessary technical aspects of a commercial building’s daily existence
  • Graduates obtain a career as School Facilities Manager
Goal 2 Prepare students to work effectively as part of a diverse technical team
  • Students will collaborate in the design of energy improvements required for sustainable operation in a building.
  • The student will demonstrate openness toward diverse points of view, and draw upon knowledge and experiences of others to function as a team member.
Goal 3 To prepare the student to present technical materials in written form
  • The student will be able to present technical reports in written form in a clear and concise manner
Goal 4. Prepare the student to apply basic technical concepts and industry practices to implement in facilities improvements & designs
  • Students will be able to read building blueprints and analyze any new design improvements.
Goal 5. Prepare the student to maintain and coordinate building maintenance & improvements
  • The student will be able to read complex electrical diagrams and analyze their designs.
  • The student will be able to configure industrial control systems
Goal 6 Prepare student to utilize basic principles and resources in the development of solutions to technical challenges
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and develop a corrective action plan.
Goal 7 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM161 Facility Blueprints
This web-based course introduces construction and facility plans and blueprints necessary for a construction or maintenance project, including how to interpret information from plans and blueprints. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET115 Basic Electricity 1
This web-based course introduces basic electrical theory. The course is a study of electron theory, Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuits, electrical energy, power relationships, and electromagnetism. DC circuit theory is emphasized. This course does not satisfy the requirements for any courses in the Electrical Service Technician programs. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BM110 Prin of Microeconomics
This course studies the behavior of the individual and firm in allocating resources in a market system under various the degrees of competition. Topics include the nature of economics, scarcity choice, market pricing and applications, theory of consumer choice, business cost measurement, forms of competition, antitrust and regulations of business, factor pricing, externalities, and pollution. Poverty-income distribution, labor economics, or agricultural economics may also be discussed. See when this course is offered ...
OR
3.0
BM115 Prin of Macroeconomics
This course studies the theory and operation of the economy and how government attempts to achieve domestic and international economic goals using monetary and fiscal policies. Topics include are: the nature of economics, the economizing problem, capitalism and the circular-flow, overview of the public sector, measuring output and income, macroeconomic instability, aggregate demand and supply, Keynesian employment theory, fiscal policy and its applications, money, banking, and monetary policy applications, and international trade and finance. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
BM251 Organizational Behavior
This course is the study of how individuals and groups act in organizations. It explores a systems approach in developing organizational and human resource objectives, as well as a holistic approach in examining relations among groups, individuals, and systems as they relate to the organization. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET116 Basic Electricity 2
This web-based course is a continuation of ET115 Basic Electricity 1. It covers topics in AC electrical theory and investigates sine wave generation, mutual inductance, inductive and capacitive resistance, and instantaneous values of voltage and current as well as real and apparent power. This course does not satisfy the requirements for any courses in the Electrical Service Technician programs. Prereqisite: ET115 Basic Electricity 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET118 Topics of Refrigeration 1
This web-based course covers the basic physics as applied to the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry. Topics include history, fundamentals of refrigeration, safety and refrigerant controls, and compressor construction, as well as characteristics of automatic controls applied to commercial, industrial, and domestic refrigeration. This course does not satisfy the requirements for any courses in the Electrical Service Technician programs. Prerequisite: ET115 Basic Electricity 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM180 Public Health & Sfty in School
This web-based course provides the rationale for an occupationally safe and healthy work environment in an educational facility. Skills include working effectively with school emergencies, safe internal and external facility environments, and safety inspections. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM246 Intro Alternative Energy Systm
This course provides both professional engineers as well as engineering students interested in energy systems with essential knowledge of major energy technologies, including function, quantitative evaluation cost, and impact on the natural environment. Topics covered include fossil fuel combustion, carbon sequestration, nuclear energy, wind energy, and biofuels. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
3.0
BM101 Survey Economics
This course introduces economic theory and its relevance to daily life in a market economy. Topics include scarcity, supply and demand, choice, economic growth, taxation, and the role of government in the economy. Attention is given to current economic issues and their impact upon everyday life. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
BM252 Supervisory Mgmt
This course provides a working knowledge of supervisory skills necessary for dealing with human problems within the organization. It covers elements such as communications, motivation, discipline, negotiations, and conflict management. Prerequisites: BM251 Organizational Behavior. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM105 Educ Law for Facilities Mngmnt
This web-based course emphasizes the understanding, analysis, and application of law to school districts and the management of their facilities. A broad conceptual basis is supplemented by an examination of case law, current articles, Federal and State statutes, and regulations and school district policy. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM244 Intro to Green Bldg Technology
This web-based course focuses on the principles of commercial construction using a sustainable methodology. Green building principles such as energy efficiency, environmental impacts, resource conservation, indoor air quality, renewable energy sources, and community issues are studied. National and International programs for design as well as building rating systems are investigated. Codes and building standards are reviewed with emphasis on the LEEDS standards. Current building ratings and standards are reviewed. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM247 Intro Geothermal Heat & Coolng
This course addresses the theory of operation of residential and commercial geothermal systems. Topics include the science and principles of heat transfer, convection and infrared, and identification of the best system for application and budget. Market values, tax incentives, and rebates for these systems are discussed as well as system configurations, system sizing, and design. See when this course is offered ...
Core GE Natural Science Elective
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
3.0
CT242 Mech&Elec Systms for Bldgs
This course explores the features of mechanical and electrical systems typically included as part of the utility of service grouping in modern buildings, including design principles, materials and equipment, installation, operation, and maintenance. All mechanical aspects of supporting a building are covered, including air handling, HVAC, heat loads & losses, electricity, plumbing, and water delivery. Prerequisites: CT121 Statics and PH151 General Physics 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
ET119 Topics of Refrigeration 2
This web-based course covers components of refrigeration for commercial and industrial systems, including requirements and component applications to develop and build up systems. This course does not satisfy the requirements for any courses in the Electrical Service Technician programs. Prerequisite: ET118 Topics of Refrigeration 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM101 NYS Public School Budgt & Acct
This web-based course provides a basic understanding of NYS public school budgeting and accounting fundamentals, including financial statements and cost and managerial relationships. An introduction to the regulatory authorities of public school accounting is included. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
FM248 Intro Solar Voltaic Systems
This course addresses the installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. It covers the principles of PV electricity and its effective incorporation into stand alone or utility-connected electrical systems. Topics include solar radiation; array orientation; components and system configurations; system sizing and design; and mechanical and electrical installation. See when this course is offered ...
GE Social Science
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Footnotes:
PE Physical Education: Recommended Phys Ed. Course: PE172 Health & Wellness


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