Facilities Management Technology

The Division of Engineering and Facilities Technologies

About the Program

The Facilities Management Technology program at TCI College offers a well-rounded approach to learning building management and applied technologies—a skillset that’s increasingly in demand given our region’s aging infrastructure, new technology and green building initiatives.

Offering both a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree and a one-year certificate option, the Facilities Management program at TCI:

  • Integrates hands-on laboratories for HVAC/R, plumbing, electricity, major appliances and general physical plant maintenance and repair with essential lectures on building systems, building codes, project estimating, personnel management, tenant relations property management and life safety, security and fire protection systems.
  • Provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes such topics as environmental and occupational safety, building safety, security and fire protection, building physical plant and service equipment, facility management and personnel procedures, air conditioning and heating systems, blueprint reading and AutoCAD, project management and cost estimation, and smart building control systems (CMMS).
  • Qualifies you for the New York City Fire Department Certificate of Fitness, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Training Certificate, Federal OSHA 30-hour General Industry Certificate and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Certificate.
  • Offers the convenience of flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able to complete your degree in under two years.
  • Includes access to financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree or certification more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
Graduates of TCI’s Facilities Management Technology program go on to a variety of careers and work as service personnel for utility companies, private contractors, HVAC/R apprentices, government agency analysts, merchandising and sales representatives, plumbing assistants, superintendent/facility managers, maintenance workers, operations managers, building services chiefs, hotel engineers and general equipment attendants. Others who earn their associate degree go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

No High School Diploma? We Have An Option For You. Complete your high school education while you get your degree in our Career Pathways Program.

Facilities Management ProgramsSince transferring to TCI College’s Facilities Management Technology program, Pakistan native Sofia Ali has learned leadership skills and strength. Sofia, who plans to graduate in June 2016, credits her education with helping her overcome challenges and strengthen her hopes to become a civil engineer.

How did you know TCI was the right school for you?

I knew TCI was right for me because it offered a lot of hands-on experience and relevant classes, which are really helpful when it comes to getting certified.

You view some of your professors as mentors. Why?

They encourage me to do my work and to really be responsible for getting my assignments and homework done. Their support and encouragement stops me from slacking off and drives me to do well.

What is the best class project that you have worked on?

There was a project where we converted our classroom into an apartment building, and I really enjoyed it.

What advice would you give a student who is struggling?

I would tell them to keep working hard and to ask for help. The professors at TCI and other students, like me, are always there to help you when you need it.

About the Program

The Facilities Management Technology program at TCI College offers a well-rounded approach to learning building management and applied technologies—a skillset that’s increasingly in demand given our region’s aging infrastructure, new technology and green building initiatives.

Offering both a two-year Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree and a one-year certificate option, the Facilities Management program at TCI:

  • Integrates hands-on laboratories for HVAC/R, plumbing, electricity, major appliances and general physical plant maintenance and repair with essential lectures on building systems, building codes, project estimating, personnel management, tenant relations property management and life safety, security and fire protection systems.
  • Provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes such topics as environmental and occupational safety, building safety, security and fire protection, building physical plant and service equipment, facility management and personnel procedures, air conditioning and heating systems, blueprint reading and AutoCAD, project management and cost estimation, and smart building control systems (CMMS).
  • Qualifies you for the New York City Fire Department Certificate of Fitness, NYC Department of Environmental Protection Air Pollution Control Training Certificate, Federal OSHA 30-hour General Industry Certificate and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Section 608 Certificate.
  • Offers the convenience of flexible scheduling that enables you to fulfill your classroom requirements in as little as three days a week. Courses also are offered in summer so you may be able to complete your degree in under two years.
  • Includes access to financial aid that can help make earning your associate degree or certification more affordable than you may think.

Advance Your Career—or Your Education
Graduates of TCI’s Facilities Management Technology program go on to a variety of careers and work as service personnel for utility companies, private contractors, HVAC/R apprentices, government agency analysts, merchandising and sales representatives, plumbing assistants, superintendent/facility managers, maintenance workers, operations managers, building services chiefs, hotel engineers and general equipment attendants. Others who earn their associate degree go on to continue their education at four-year colleges that share TCI’s New York State Board of Regents State or Middle States Commission on Higher Education Regional Accreditations.

No High School Diploma? We Have An Option For You. Complete your high school education while you get your degree in our Career Pathways Program.

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