Critical Systems Maintenance Certificate

Curriculum CE.CSM.CERT (C381A)

The Critical Systems Maintenance Certificate provides both lecture and hands-on training for facility engineers working in critical system environments. Students who come through Local 399 will become familiar with the design and operations of mission critical facilities in order to address risk tolerance, reliability, maintainability, and predictive maintenance. They will also acquire the necessary skills for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies. These competencies will allow graduates to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadia and commercial/industrial facilities.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • maintain and repair systems and functions associated with mission critical systems and the maintenance of facilities;
  • troubleshoot and provide predictive as well as preventative maintenance of facilities; and
  • communicate effectively, not only using the terminology appropriate to this trade, but the skills acquired in the other non-technical coursework.

Graduates of the program may seek employment as a facilities engineer, stationary operating engineer, an operating engineer, a chief engineer, maintenance foreman, or as a building maintenance supervisor.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours


FET 101

Indoor Air Quality



FET 105

Commercial Heating and Cooling Systems I



FET 110

Electricity for Facilities Engineers I



FET 115

Commercial Heating and Cooling Systems II






Semester Two


FET 135

Pneumatic and Direct Digital Controls



FET 210

Electricity for Facilities Engineers II



FET 230

Critical Systems



FET 231

Facility Systems



FET 232

Critical Systems Operations and Maintenance








Total credits required for graduation


See FET course descriptions.

Dean: Paul Jensen, Ext. 3714

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