Facilities Engineering Technology Certificate

Curriculum CE.FET.CERT (C380A)

The Facilities Engineering Technology Certificate provides the lecture and hands-on training needed for employment as facility engineers for both union and non-union students. Students who come through the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399 Education Training Fund, will have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills for employment in jobs requiring multiple maintenance competencies, including electricity, plumbing, and boilers. These competencies will allow graduates to obtain highly skilled maintenance positions in a variety of industries, office buildings, universities, hospitals, school districts, municipalities, stadia and commercial/industrial facilities.


At the successful completion of the Facilities Engineering Technology Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • solve fundamental facility engineering problems;
  • design improvement plans using engineering system performance data;
  • safely operate facility environmental systems and equipment;
  • demonstrate effective communication using written, oral, and graphic formats; and
  • evaluate plans for maintenance of stationary equipment and physical structures.

Graduates of the program may seek employment as a facilities engineer, stationary operating engineer, an operating engineer, a chief engineer, maintenance foreman, or as a building maintenance supervisor.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
FET 101Indoor Air Quality

4 credits

FET 105Commercial Heating and Cooling Systems I

4 credits

FET 110Electricity for Facilities Engineers I

4 credits

FET 115Commercial Heating and Cooling Systems II #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
FET 135Pneumatic and Direct Digital Controls

4 credits

FET 210Electricity for Facilities Engineers II #

4 credits

FET 215Basic Boiler Operations

4 credits

FET 220Energy Conservation

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 33

See FET course descriptions.

Dean: Belkis Torres-Capeles, Ext. 3714
Director: Patricia Shields, Ext. 3768

Gainful Employment

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For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.