Systems Maintenance Technician or Manager Systems Personnel

Learn Immediate Skills

You can just take one course at a time and start applying skills right away.

Open/Close

Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems
Key topic areas: HVAC systems • air cleaning devices • indoor air quality • water conditioning and treatment • plumbing • fire protection • systems • fire alarm systems

Boilers, Heating Systems, and Applied Mathematics
Key topic areas: heating systems operations • mechanical components of heating systems • heating sources • thermodynamics • steam and hydronic heating • humidification • basic mathematics needed to operate heating systems

Building Design and Maintenance
Key topic areas: common building materials and systems in building foundations • curtain walls • windows • roofing systems • interior finishes • flooring, interior walls and ceilings • vertical transportation • grounds maintenance and inspection • construction documents

Electrical Systems and Illumination
Key topic areas: alternate sources of electricity • electrical safety • electrical circuits • electric meters • cables, terminations, and conduits • maintaining light sources and fixtures • electric motor basics and maintenance

Energy Management and Controls
Key topic areas: energy management programs • preventive maintenance • building automation systems • HVAC, electrical, and lighting control systems • VAV boxes • energy management opportunities • SOPs • energy consumption factors • retrofit strategies • measuring ROI on energy initiatives

Environmental Health and Safety Issues
Key topic areas: local, state, and federal regulations • environmental site assessments • hazard communication • emergency response • asbestos and lead management • ergonomics • indoor air quality • hazardous waste • storage tanks • audits, recordkeeping, and other regulatory issues • ADA, EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, and the FULL ALPHABET SOUP of environmental health and safety

Environmental Health and Safety Issues (Canadian Version)
Key topic areas: local, state, and federal regulations • environmental site assessments • hazard communication • emergency response • asbestos and lead management • ergonomics • indoor air quality • hazardous waste • storage tanks • audits, recordkeeping, and other regulatory issues • ADA, EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, and the FULL ALPHABET SOUP of environmental health and safety

Managing the Organization
Key topic areas: managerial roles and leadership skills • organizational culture and effective group/team management • strategies for planning, controlling, decision making, and problem solving • skills for improving communication and motivating employees • lessons on how to implement change successfully • sustainable strategies for managing building operations

Refrigeration Systems and Accessories
Key topic areas: refrigeration cycles and principles • mechanical components of refrigeration systems • systematic troubleshooting • general maintenance procedures

Master a Subject Area

Complete a certificate and master a focused subject area. You can always apply these courses toward a designation later (5-8 courses).

Earn a Designation

Complete a designation program and be recognized on a national and international level as a mark of distinction and excellence throughout the property and facility management industries.

Open/Close

Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®)
Education for those who maintain major building systems such as heating, refrigeration, electrical, and plumbing.

Required Courses:

Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®)
Education for those who are in charge of a team of technicians who run the day-to-day operation of a building.

Required Courses – all courses for SMT® above, plus:

Experience Requirement:
Three years of verifiable experience as a stationary engineer or equivalent.

< choose another focus area