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

Get a Jump Start On Your Facility Management Career!


Find out how a Facility and Sustainable Building Management Certificate or Degree from De Anza College can QUICKLY put you on a career pathway in a high demand & well paid industry with GREAT upward mobility.

Short Video: Learn About Pay Ranges in Facility Management in the Bay Area

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We're the only FM Degree Program in California Listed in the International Facility Management Association's ACADEMIC REGISTER

De Anza's Facility and Sustainable Building Management Program is IN DEMAND! Our most recent Introduction to Facilities Management class was overfull.

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What are the Career Prospects and Pay Ranges for Facility Managers?


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!

Short Video- Learn How An AS Degree In Facility And Sustainable Building Management From De Anza College Can Jump Start Your Career In Facility and Building Management. Become a De Anza Facility Management student and get started on your FM Career Path Today.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: We do everything we can to prepare you for a Facility Management career. We provide hands on learning opportunities in the classroom and make networking opportunities available to you outside the classroom. We cannot and do not promise internships or job opportunities. Just like with any other job interview, our students must be able to demonstrate and communicate their value proposition to prospective employers.

Why Enroll at De Anza? We've Been Leaders & Innovators For Over 3 Years!

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 education since January 2016- we are PIONEERS and LEADERS.

De Anza College participated in the VERY FIRST IFMA Global Workforce Initiative (GWI) Essentials of Facility Management FM Pilot Program in APRIL 2016 and put into curriculum the VERY FIRST State approved Facility Management AS Degree in California in September 2017. The California Community College Chancellor's office developed a Statewide FM career pathway initiative, the "Facility Management Talent Pipeline", based on the leadership and success of De Anza College's FM pilot program. As an educational leader in the FM space- both in the classroom and in helping students develop FM careers-we continue to provide innovative and differentiating learning, networking and career opportunities for our students.

  • De Anza College DELIVERS the most complete and well rounded FM educational experience with an emphasis on business, finance, real estate, property management, building code compliance, strategic facility planning, environmental health and safety, and energy efficient and sustainable buildings. We offer EVERYTHING other FM Programs offer and MORE! To manage buildings effectively, one needs to know how they work. We specialize in that and REQUIRE our students 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 online education 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 for any part of our Degree. Earn your FM Certificate or Degree on your own schedule via distance learning.
  • De Anza College PROVIDES hands on Facility Management networking, mentoring and learning opportunities with our 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 graduates finding sustainable living wage careers when they leave us. In 2017, 100% of our program graduates found jobs in FM related fields within 3 months.

If you work for a Facility Management Services or Commercial Real Estate company and are looking for well educated and job ready entry level FM professionals, we graduate them each year. Our former students are working at companies like, Amazon, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Google, Intel Corporation, Carbon Lighthouse, ASI Controls and Levi's Stadium.

Our Energy and Facility Management Graduates Find Great Paying Careers

Each year, our graduates find GREAT Living Wage Careers after earning a Certificate or Degree with us. The positions they're hired for are directly related to the degree they've earned. Below is a listing of the companies and job roles our students landed after graduating from our programs. The list was compiled after our 2013-2014 Academic Year and was updated on June 28, 2019 to include students who've already been hired after earning their Certificate or Degree at De Anza College this past Academic Year (2018-2019). We're deeply committed to fully preparing you for growing and well paying career opportunities in Energy and Facility Management.

Our Grads continue to find careers


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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. Learn why Facility Management is a great career of choice. De Anza's Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) AS Degree can help prepare you for this well paid career.


We're Fully Accredited, Cost Effective, and Offer Schedule Flexibility

Fully Accredited: De Anza's Facility and Sustainable Building Management (FSBM) Degree and Program were fully accredited by the California Community College Chancellor's office and the State of California in September 2017. We're the first and only Associate Degree Program in Facility Management with a focus on Sustainable and Energy Efficient Buildings.

We offer a broad range of interdisciplinary courses addressing every one of the International Facility Management Association's (IFMA) 11 Core Competencies- requirements and skill sets 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.The IFMA Foundation vetted our Curriculum and placed us in their FM Academic Registry- We're the only FM Program and Degree in California with that designation.

Cost Effective: As a Community College program, our courses and Degree are VERY affordable. Our classes are offered at only $31 per class unit for residents of California. Many of our students complete our program within 12-15 months. If you decide you can't attend or take classes in any one quarter, cancel the class before the deadline, get your money back, and try again in another quarter. NO PROBLEM! We offer classes year round including the Summer Session to help keep you on track.

Schedule Flexibility: If you don't want to fight Bay Area traffic, don't want to attend an evening class after a long and busy day at work, or just can't fit an on campus class into your busy lifestyle, we offer EVERY ONE of our required classes online AT LEAST ONCE each Academic Year. We provide full flexibility to take classes at your own pace. In addition to our Online Education offerings, we offer many classes on campus year round at various times of the day. Our Certificates of Achievement and AS Degree can be earned 100% online if you're outside De Anza's geographic service area. We have many students taking our classes and pursuing Certificates and Degrees in other States and Countries of the World.


Facility Management: An Industry in Search of Educated 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 FM employment labor 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 help assist you in developing and finding networking and internship opportunities. Many of our graduates have found WELL PAID Facility Management Careers within THREE MONTHS of graduation.

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

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