Facilities Engineering Technology Certificate

Curriculum CE.FET.CERT (C380A)

The Facilities Engineering Technology Certificate provides the lecture and hands-on training needed for employment as facility engineers for both union and non-union students. Students who come through the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399 Education Training Fund, will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing, and boilers. 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 the maintenance of facilities;
  • troubleshoot and provide 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: 1/4/12

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 215

Basic Boiler Operations



FET 220

Energy Conservation








Total credits required for graduation


See FET course descriptions.

Dean: Paul Jensen, Ext. 3714

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