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School Facilities ManagementTotal Credit Hours: 30
This program was developed at the request of, and in cooperation with, the New York State Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds (SBGA), which represent 600 schools and 30 BOCES Systems of Superintendents of Buildings 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 New York State Public School Budgeting and Accounting.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1. Develop basic skills to prepare the student for a career as a School Facilities Manager
- 1a. Students are able to manage all necessary technical aspects of a commercial building’s daily existence.
- 1b. Graduates obtain a career as School Facilities Manager.
- 2a. Students will collaborate in the design of energy improvements required for sustainable operation in a building.
- 2b. The student will demonstrate openness toward diverse points of view, and draw upon knowledge and experiences of others to function as a team member.
- 3. The student will be able to present reports in a clear and concise manner via discussion board on Blackboard.
- 4. Students will be able to read building blueprints and analyze any new design improvements.
- 5a. The student will be able to read complex electrical diagrams and analyze their designs.
- 5b. The student will be able to configure industrial control systems.
- 6. The student will demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and develop a corrective action plan.
- 7a. Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
- 7b. Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
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