Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management

Program Status

Not Accepting Applications

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Prequalification Off Campus

Class Location

Lucas Business Complex
2933 Bunker Hill Lane
Santa Clara, CA

Program Schedule

Cohort 1


Program Specialist
Anna Kurpiewska




facilities management


Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management was developed to address the current shortage of skilled Facilities Management professionals. It covers the latest FM trends and cutting-edge technologies. It is intended for professionals who wish to take their career to the next level!

Certificate program was designed by SJSU faculty in collaboration with industry partners and local IFMA(*) chapter. It is based on IFMA’s eleven core competencies:
1) Communications
2) Quality
3) Technology
4) Operations & Maintenance
5) Human Factors
6) Finance & Business
7) Emergency Planning & Business Continuity
8) Leadership & Strategy
9) Real Estate & Property Management
10) Project Management
11) Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

(*) IFMA = International Facility Management Association.


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Program Features

  • Instructors include SJSU faculty and Subject Matter Experts with FM industry experience

  • Dedicated program support navigating SJSU systems

  • Program delivered in cohort-style

  • Classes held in Santa Clara + hybrid delivery

  • Flexible scheduling to accommodate working professionals:

    • One course at a time

    • Classes held in the evening and on weekends

    • Each course is 8-weeks long (8-weekday meetings and two Saturday meetings)

    • Earn Advanced Certificate in less than one year

Return On Investment

Glassdoor estimates $89,000 as the average FM salary and $150,000 - $215,000 in salary for a mid level FM professional in San Jose area.  



  1. Applying for admission to an off-campus cohort at San Jose State University is not a guarantee that the program will occur. Cohorts must meet minimum enrollment standards in order to take place. Please be aware that in the event a cohort does not launch due to low enrollment, any and all associated application fees cannot be refunded.

  2. Enrollment in Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management program does not guarantee admission into a future MS program. Per CA Title V, students seeking admission into MS programs must pass all graduate admission requirements.