Ohio State University's City and Regional Planning program is offering a distant-education graduate certificate program in Facilities Planning and Management. This curriculum offers working professionals an opportunity to expand their education from the convenience of your home or office. Enrollment deadline is November 1, 2007.
Four courses will be offered between January and December 2008. Each ten-week course is taught at a graduate level by a faculty member at Ohio State University. Students can participate at their convenience each week from any computer with an Internet connection.
There are no scheduled class meetings. Participants view audio/video lectures, discuss issues, work on projects and consult with faculty. The courses include hand-on experience that includes case studies, team work, and in-depth projects. All courses are available for transfer to other universities toward a graduate degree.
The following courses are scheduled to begin in 2008: City Planning Administration: January - April: Learn the essential skills for managing a planning department. Programming Environments for Human Use: April - June: Learn about how to program and evaluate the performance of facilities and landscapes. Real Estate Finance for Planners: June - August: Learn the essential elements of real estate finance including market analysis, pro-formas, taxation, and financing mechanisms. Practicum in Facilities Planning and Management: September - December: Integrate the learning from the curriculum into a final project that they design in conjunction with the faculty.
Upon completion of all four courses, participants receive a Certificate in Facilities Planning and Management from the Ohio State University. Registration for January is open now to November 1, with payment due by December 1.
Each course costs $1,110 or the certificate program may be paid up front for a discounted rate of $4,000.