Sustainable Facilities Operations from Milwaukee Area Technical College is a Campus Associate Ecology degree that prepares you for a Science career. Overview ? Sustainable Facilities Operations is designed to help prepare students to efficiently and effectively manage the total facility. The material covered will benefit students who are practicing as, or who want to become, an energy manager, facilities manager, operations and maintenance manager, energy auditor, maintenance supervisor, superintendent of buildings and grounds, building manager, plant manager, maintenance manager, maintenance director, operations manager or energy technician. Emphasis is placed on cost-effective energy options, direct digital controls, energy management systems, sustainable operations management, maintenance management, commissioning, and project management. Additional attention is placed on saving operations and maintenance dollars by introducing developments in the energy industry, contracting options for services and best practices in efficient and effective operations and maintenance. Monitoring, control, reporting and presenting sustainability performance is given full treatment. Supervision, management and training of building service employees are also covered. LEED certification, as well as renewable energy, are given full treatment as part of this program. Career Outlook ? The projected employment outlook in the field of sustainable facilities operations and management is very strong. First-line supervisors/managers of maintenance mechanics, installers, building service workers and repair technicians are in demand. It is projected that over 100,000 new employees will be added to the energy systems and sustainability industry over the next decade. In addition, the area of greening facilities operations provides many new and existing career options such as sustainability technician or coordinator, with promotional opportunities leading up to manager and director. Opportunities abound for those who are interested in sustainable technologies and practices in energy and materials. In addition, the program includes training and information on how to become a certified LEED professional, commissioning agent, certified energy auditor, certified energy engineer, certified energy manager and certified facilities manager. A strong Energy Management System component is part of the Energy Systems Emphasis. Program Learning Outcomes ? Employers expect you as a program graduate to be able to: Reduce energy use in facilities Perform energy audits Develop and program a sequence of operations for various building systems Operate and optimize a variety of complex building systems Develop operating and capital budgets Measure and verify systems performance Train and develop internal building services staffs Register and implement a LEED project Compose and evaluate building service contracts Demonstrate skills in basic business mathematics and communications Demonstrate energy and facilities management computer skills Develop computerized maintenance management and an asset management system Report and present data from performance measures Commission projects and systems Engage a staff in a systematic continuous improvement program Possible Careers: Energy Manager Facilities Manager Operations and Maintenance Manager Energy Auditor Maintenance Supervisor Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Building Manager Plant Manager Energy Technician View more details on Milwaukee Area Technical College . Ask your questions and apply online for this program or find other related Ecology courses.