Assets are the building blocks for the Facility Management industry. This course will introduce you to the concept and underlying theory of the Asset Management Process. In addition, it will demonstrate how the process serves as a framework for Parks and Recreation agencies to manage assets and do business. Finally, it will enable you to understand the importance of an asset-based approach to Facility Management.
This course is part of the Facility Management Certificate program although a student may take the course individually without enrolling in the Verified Online Facility Management Certificate. The course culminates with a multiple choice assessment quiz and an assigned writing piece that will be added to your Facility Management Certificate program portfolio. Participants who successfully complete all elements of the program will receive proof of completion of the program. Additionally, participants who enroll in the certificate program will receive individual feedback via electronic means from course Instructors.
If you are taking the course outside of the certificate program, you will be assessed only via the multiple choice quiz. You are welcome to work on the portfolio assignment, but you will not be able to upload your assignment for expert review.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed. This course includes the following elements.
- Introduction to the Facility Management Process
- Asset-based Approach to Facility Management
- The Asset Management Process
- Overview of the Asset Management Process
Be able to:
- Define Facility Management
- Explain the benefits of an asset-based system regarding maintenance
- Provide a general definition of the Asset Management Process
- Distinguish between each of the seven components that comprise the Asset Management Process
- Recognize the importance of each component of the Asset Management Process
The course will be most beneficial for those new to Facility Management for Parks and Public Lands Agencies field or for those who wish to advance their career. To successfully complete the portfolio pieces, it is recommended you have access to a parks or public lands facility.