De Anza College has the ONLY State Accredited FM Associate (AS) Degree Program in California with a FOCUS on Sustainable Buildings!

We're the ONLY FM Degree in California Listed in IFMA's FM Academic Registry!

Take advantage of the ONLY Facility Management AS Degree in California addressing ALL 11 of IFMA's Core competencies recognized in IFMA's FM Academic Registry-

De Anza is also the only Community College in California REQUIRING students to learn about buildings as part of our AS Certificate and Degree offering. Learning how buildings function and operate is critical in the role of a successful Facility or Building Manager. If you're going to manage buildings, shouldn't you know how they function?

Experience and benefit from the De Anza College FM Advantage when you graduate!

Launch Your Successful Career In Facility And Sustainable Building Mgmt!

DID YOU KNOW THE MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY OF A FACILITY MANAGER IS $91,000 ! Glassdoor estimates the average mid range annual salary for an established FM professional in the San Jose Area is between $150,000 and $210,000!

Last Year, There Was an Employment Gap of 3,500 Qualified Facility Managers in the Bay Area.

A Great, Sustainable and Well Paying Career is Already Waiting for You!

Watch This Short Video- Learn How An AS Degree In Facility And Sustainable Building Management From De Anza College Can Jump Start Your Well Paid Career In Facility and Building Management.

Become a De Anza Facility and Sustainable Building Management student and get started on your Facility Management Career Path! De Anza College has the ONLY State Accredited Facility and Sustainable Building Management AS Degree and Program in the California Community College System.

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De Anza College is a Proven Leader in FM Education and Career Placement!

We INNOVATE. Others Try To Imitate.

The California Community Colleges are the largest educational institution in the world, totaling 2.6 Million students last year. De Anza has been actively involved in Facility Management since January 2016- we are PIONEERS and LEADERS!

De Anza College participated in the VERY FIRST IFMA Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) FM Pilot Program in APRIL 2016 and ACTUALLY LAUNCHED (not pre-announced) the very FIRST FM ASSOCIATE DEGREE in California in September 2017. The California State Chancellor's office developed a Statewide FM vision and career pathway initiative, the "Facility Management Talent Pipeline" based on the leadership and success of De Anza College's FM pilot program in 2016. As a leader in the FM space- both in the classroom and in placing students into sustainable FM careers-we continue to innovate and develop differentiating advantages and learning opportunities for our FM students!

  • De Anza College LAUNCHED the first and only State accredited Facility and Sustainable Building Management Associate (AS) Degree program in the 114 member California Community College system in September 2017.
  • De Anza College DELIVERS the most complete and well rounded FM educational experience with an emphasis on real estate, property management, building code compliance, strategic facility planning, and energy efficient and sustainable buildings. We offer EVERYTHING other Community Colleges offer and MORE! To manage buildings effectively, one needs to know how they work. We specialize in that and REQUIRE you to learn about buildings as part of our AS Degree. Won't you be managing a building or a facility?
  • De Anza College OFFERS the first and only online accessible and State accredited Facility Management Certificate of Achievement in California! (AND NOW, WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO AWARD OUR FSBM AS DEGREE 100% ONLINE!) There's no need for you to come to campus. Earn your FM Certificate or Degree on your own schedule via distance learning.
  • De Anza College PROVIDES hands on Facility Management training, networking, mentoring and learning opportunities with our degree program partners if you live near us in Santa Clara County. We just don't just shake your hand when you graduate. We have a great track record of placing our graduates in living wage careers! We placed 100% of our program graduates in 2017 within 3 months.

If you're with a Facility Management Services or Commercial Real Estate company looking for well educated and job ready FM professionals, we graduate them regularly. Our program graduates are working at companies like, Amazon, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Google, Intel Corporation, Carbon Lighthouse, ASI Controls and Levi's Stadium!

We're Cost Competitive, Offer Schedule Flexibility, & We're Fully Accredited

Cost Competitive: De Anza College charges only $31 per class unit for California residents compared to $750/unit for some four year college extended studies certificate programs who require you to register as a cohort for a block of four classes over 9 months. If the cohort doesn't fill with the required number of students, you're out of luck! You have complete schedule flexibility with De Anza. Sign up for our classes in any sequence you choose. There are no requirements to commit beyond the single class you registered for. If things don't work out for you or your schedule, drop the class before the drop deadline and get your money back. Try it again in another quarter.

Schedule Flexibility: To give you maximum flexibility around YOUR schedule should you be a working professional who travels or just doesn’t want to fight the horrid Bay Area rush hour traffic to get to an evening class after a long day at work, we offer ALL of our required classes online AT LEAST once each academic year. On campus options do exist but it’s your choice. Pick and choose the classes you need to take when it's convenient for you. We don’t require you to apply for or register as a cohort, nor do we require you to attend EACH class in person on weekday evenings, SATURDAYS, and during SUMMER months for the nine month duration of your cohort class to earn your Certificate or Degree. 

Fully Accredited: The De Anza College Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) Certificates and Degree are fully accredited by the California Community College Chancellor’s office and the State of California. Our Degree requirements were vetted by our program Advisory Committee made up of Academic and Facility Management Industry experts, including the IFMA Foundation who verified the De Anza FSBM degree program requirements and mapped them to IFMA’s 11 Core Competencies. The required courses in De Anza’s FSBM AS Certificate and Degree closely match those covered in industry professional credential programs such as FMP, CFM, SFP and ProFM. The De Anza FSBM program is the only Certificate and Degree in California listed in the IFMA FM Academic Registry.

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  • Search online for Energy or Facility Management classes. (Select the quarter and " Environmental Studies.")
  • Our courses are competitively priced at ONLY $31/ Unit for California residents!

De Anza's associate degree in Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) features an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on making buildings more efficient, sustainable, safe and cost effective. Our program covers ALL of IFMA's "11 Core Competencies" - the skills and traits required of successful Facility Management and Building professionals. Our curriculum includes courses on energy efficient and sustainable buildings, building automation systems, environmental health and safety, business and building operations, program and project management, finance, workplace communication and ethics, and real estate principles.

Work-based learning and interpersonal skill development are also key components of our program. Courses from De Anza's Business, Accounting, Computer Science, Real Estate, Environmental Resource Management/Pollution Prevention and Energy Management/ Building Science programs provide students with a well-rounded educational experience that fully prepares them for well paid careers in Facility and Sustainable Building Management.

The De Anza College FSBM Curriculum is CLOSELY ALIGNED with the topic areas addressed in Facility Management Professional credential programs!

What Does A Facility Manager Do?

A lot of different things! It may have one of the most broadly defined job descriptions of any career path. FMs never have a dull moment! It's a very cross-functional job that gets involved in managing all aspects of facility and building / business operations.

"A facility manager is a building maintenance specialist and property administrator who conducts building operations and maintenance activities, coordinates facility programs and projects, and supervises building personnel – by inspecting the facility, analyzing building data, forecasting future needs, solving problems and communicating with others – to ensure the efficient and sustainable operations of the facility and the satisfaction of the occupants."

Facility Management is a career that encompasses an understanding of the built environment, sustainable buildings and business operations functions. Check out the many roles of Facility Management and how De Anza's Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) AS Degree can help prepare you for this well paid career!


Our FM Curriculum Fully Prepares you for an Immediate Career!

 We fully prepare you for a well paid career that is already waiting for you! Our FM program offers more than just business, management and accounting classes. Effective facility and building management encompasses and requires much more than that! Our FSBM degree offering has many differentiating qualities only found at De Anza College! No other Community College in California offers the same breadth of educational courses.

Our program provides the most holistic, complete, and in depth educational curriculum addressing every one of the 11 Core Competencies- requirements and skill sets that are critical in the role of a successful facility or building management professional. We take you where other programs can't go- they don't have the same breadth and depth of classes in multiple facility management related disciplines.

In addition, we're VERY affordable. Our classes are offered at only $31 per class unit for residents of California! Many of our students complete our programs in 12-15 months.

Our program and degree address ALL of the areas below:

  • Facility Management
  • Sustainable, Energy Efficient and Green Buildings
  • LEED and Building Code Compliance
  • Building Automation / Building Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Real Estate
  • Property Management
  • Computer Science and Networking (IoT)
  • Business and Workplace Ethics
  • Business Communications
  • Program and Project Management
  • Supervisory Management
  • Leadership

An Industry in Search of New Talent

In the next 15 Years, 50 percent of all existing Facility and Building Management professionals will retire. The average age of an FM is roughly 49 years old. In California, there's a demand for roughly 6,000 qualified FM Professionals and a supply of less than 50.

As a result,the Facility Management Industry approached the Foundation for California Community Colleges to address their labor demand shortage. De Anza College played a pivotal leadership role for other colleges in the California Community College System by becoming the first College to offer a two year AS Degree in Facility Management in Sept 2017.

We not only prepare you in the classroom, we provide networking and internship opportunities as part of our curriculum. We have a GREAT track record placing our graduates in WELL PAID Facility Management Careers within THREE MONTHS of graduation!

Check out the list of our program graduates we helped place in living wage careers over the past 3 years!

Need More Information?

Energy & Facility Management/ Building Science Program


Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies
Office KC 241B


Bill Roeder

Instructor and Program Chair


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