IFMA Foundation Announces New Facility Management Registered Degree Program at University of California, Irvine – Certificate program offered by the Division of Continuing Education recognized for meeting the global demand of skilled labor in the field
HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA – The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education Facilities Management Certificate Program has been accredited by the Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) of the IFMA Foundation as a Facility Management Registered Degree Program (RDP). The IFMA Foundation accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter the facility management (FM) field leading the way in innovation, emerging building technologies, and anticipating the safety, health and well-being of facility occupants.
Sought worldwide, the IFMA Foundation’s accreditation process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the FM discipline. Developed by technical professionals from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the FMAC criteria focus on what students experience and learn. FMAC accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government.
“The IFMA Foundation is dedicated to elevating the FM profession to a career of choice around the world through its Global Workforce Initiative,” said Bob Dills, IFMA Foundation Chair. “The RDP accreditation is important to academic institutions, enabling them to offer quality facility management education and prepare students for the FM jobs of today and the future. On behalf of the foundation, I’d like to commend the University of California, Irvine for their forward-thinking educational offerings and for meeting the global demand of skilled labor in the field.”
“UCI’s long-standing alliance with IFMA underscores our commitment to providing job-ready skills that help facility professionals move their career forward,” said Angela Jeantet, Senior Academic Director of Education, Business, Engineering and Life Sciences. “Our reputation for creating academic programs that align with industry needs means that students will be well trained and prepared to succeed in the workforce.”
[To learn more about UCI’s Facility Management program visit https://ce.uci.edu/areas/facilities/facilities_mgmt/. To learn more about becoming an IFMA Foundation Registered Degree Program visit https://foundation.ifma.org/students-academics/registered-degree-programs/
About the IFMA Foundation
Established in 1990 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and separate entity from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the IFMA Foundation works for the public good to promote priority research and educational opportunities for the advancement of facility management. The IFMA Foundation is supported by the generosity of the FM community including IFMA members, chapters, councils, corporate sponsors, and private contributors who share the belief that education and research improve the FM profession. To learn more about the IFMA Foundation, visit http://foundation.ifma.org.
About the University of California, Irvine
Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 224-degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing US$7 billion annually to the local economy and US$8 billion statewide. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.
About University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education
The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional, and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.