University of Southern Indiana

Facility Management Certificate

As companies strive for the most efficient use of staff, business professionals are often filling unfamiliar roles such as managing facilities. This course is designed to give business professionals the basic information and skills needed to manage facilities, a role which could include the following tasks: organizing and administering a department, managing buildings and work spaces, managing a budget, overseeing maintenance and operations, overseeing projects, leasing and purchasing property, facility emergency preparedness, facility security management, facility safety programs and sustainability.

Upon completion of this 20-hour course participants will have knowledge of:

  • How to develop strategies for being proactive rather than reactive
  • How to plan strategically to determine priorities and goals that align with anticipated costs and expenditures
  • A more comprehensive understanding of the four elements of managing projects - scope, time, quality and budget
  • Facility planning and how to create effective corporate work space
  • Workplace requirements to support business needs
  • When and how to outsource facility services
  • Related contract management skills
  • Purchasing, bidding, and negotiating
  • Office support systems and technology
  • Facility maintenance and repair programs
  • Financial management, planning, and controls
  • How to prepare a facility operating expense budget based on “need”
  • How to prepare a capital budget based on facility business requirements

Contact Paula Nurrenbern, manager, customized solutions at 812-461-5425 or, for a needs assessment to see how our programs can meet the training needs of your company or organization.  


  • What other Lifelong Learners say about this course:

    "The Facility Management Certificate Program was exceptional. I was new to the role of Facilities Officer when I began the program. The five-week course opened my eyes to the many different aspects of Facility Management. Byron and Wayne were excellent instructors with a true passion for Facility Management. They were quick to share their many years of experiences and expertise. This program helped me tremendously in my role as Facilities Officer. I am better equipped and optimistic about taking my organization's Facility Management to the next level."

    Leslye Krampe
    Vice President, Facilities Officer
    Field and Main Bank

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