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Facilities Management AAS

The Facilities Management AAS degree (AAS_FCMT) is offered at LSC-Kingwood. For more information, please contact the Facilities Management Department.

Program Description

A comprehensive curriculum leads to a two-year associate of applied science degree. Students interested in a less comprehensive program should consider the one-year design essentials certificate program.

The interior design associate of applied science degree program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience dealing with typical residential and commercial design problems. The well-stocked labs are equipped with computers, drafting tables, color plotter, and an up-to-date resource library with catalogues and samples for student use. All courses in the interior design curriculum have been fully accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

The internship program allows students to work with prominent designers throughout the greater Houston area. The program has a very active student chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and NKBA, offering networking and educational opportunities with professional interior designers.

The two-year associate's degree in facilities management prepares students for an entry-level position in this field. A combination of design and business courses introduces students to the responsibilities involved in the effective management and maintenance of commercial properties and venues. Management courses highlight skills and knowledge necessary for business, while design courses focus on the built environment and its impact on workers and visitors. A supervised internship in the final semester of the program allows students to work with professional facilities managers and experience first-hand the daily complexities and variety of duties encountered in this fast-growing profession.

The general education core and many design classes will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Program Plan

First Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
INDS 1311 Fundamentals of Interior Design 3
INDS 1319 Technical Drawing for Interior Designers 3
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computers  
INDS 1349 Fundamentals of Space Planning 3
INDS 2305 Interior Design Graphics 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 3

TOTAL Credit Hours for First Year:

32

Second Year Credit

Course Number Title Credits
INDS 2330 Interior Design Building Systems 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving & Decision Making 3
INDS 1315 Materials, Methods and Estimating 3
BMGT 1306 Facilities Management 3
Elective1   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
ENGL 2311 Technical Communications 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law 3
Elective2   Elective 3-4
BMGT 1309 Information & Project Management 3
INDS 1345 Commercial Design I 3
INDS3 2487 Internship - Interior Design 4

TOTAL Credit Hours for Second Year:

37-38

Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Facilities Management AAS:

69-70

  1. Must meet multicultural requirement
  2. Choose elective from ARTS 2356, INDS 1372, INDS 2311, CRIJ 1301, CETT 1402, MRKG 1301, HART 1401, ITCC 1409
  3. Capstone course
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