Facilities Planning, Design, and
Sustainability Training For:
Health Care Organizations,
Independent Schools, &
Current Technical Knowledge Relative to Building Science and
Management, Information on How to Create Green Buildings, Relevant
Research Concerning the Influence of Facilities on Human Behavior and
Attitude, & Emphasis on Excellent HR Skills.
Professionals with the knowledge
and ability to plan, design, and manage facilities, estimate population
demand for certain types of facilities, justify space needs, set
for specifications, apply technology in planning,
design, and management, develop concept
design, assist architects with schematic design, plan capital funding,
plan and oversee construction, remodel or renovate facilities,
quote construction projects, interface with vendors and contractors,
read and understand construction drawings, and effectively
use software required in the facilities planning, design, and
are encouraged to review sample job descriptions
& responsibilities - See what the job market is like
now, even in our recovering economy. Experts predict that
facilities construction will continue to parallel population growth,
creating a demand for planners, designers, and managers!
trend creates a need for professionals in facilities planning,
design, and management, placing a premium on individuals with advanced
training grounded in research and technology. Select key words and
search the Internet to verify the trends.
Employment Opportunities for Students
Completing the FPDM Courses:
Review some Examples of Jobs Which
Students Completing The FPDS Program Can Expect to Obtain.*
not guarantee jobs, but the training and education received in this
program make a
student more competitive in the job market. This program is
designed for graduates of programs such as engineering, education,
business, landscape architecture, environmental studies, agriculture,
technology, and human relations. The coordinator of the
SDPL courses is prepared to assist students that complete the
to learn about the vital aspects of planning a facility or remodeling
> Regarding people-friendly
environments, where is the organization? Where should it
Forecasting > Do
we need a long-range client population
forecast or a five-year projection?
> What types of work activities or program does this
> Do we remodel, retrofit, or build a new
we tie the facility and
program together for the betterment of workers and clients?
> What types of work or learning spaces are
engineering help us build to accommodate "green principles"?
> What are the steps in designing a "green,"
Includes the Study of Planning, Designing, and Managing
Work, Recreation & School Environments. It Provides Basic
and Advanced Courses for Students Interested in This Exciting Career
During the program of study, students complete a practicum
a company or organization in their selected field of study (education,
health care, business, industry, or recreation). In
addition to technical knowledge including computer operations, CAD, and
project management software, candidates are expected to acquire
information allowing them to plan, design, and serve high quality
In the SDPL program as it currently exists, the student may elect
to emphasize the study
of facilities management. This tract provides one
formal course and apprenticeship! Emphasis may be placed equally
on planning or design.
One objective of the program is to teach students how lead and
inform stakeholders and
goals for concept design - goals that ensure
quality people-friendly facilities.
In General, all planning activities
should be led by
For Health Care,
Business, and Recreation: Qualified planners are people that have been
trained in facility planning, design, and management
with knowledge of the
which the planning is accomplished!
Qualified planners are educators who have
been trained in educational facility planning!
The existing SDPL program can train and educates students with majors
in health care,
architecture, science, public policy, recreation, and education.
The program emphasizes the
basic principles of how to plan, design, and manage a facility.