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Facilities Operations and Maintenance Technology (FOAAS)

Location(s): South Omaha Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Facilities Operations and Maintenance Technology degree prepares the student to enter the field of critical facilities operation with applied understanding of the synergistic relationships among components of information technology and a host of technical trade content areas, including HVAC, electrical, and industrial maintenance. Graduates are able to apply their understanding of multiple interconnected systems that make up a critical facility, such as a data center or hospital.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required 91.0


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Communication: COMS 1000
  • Quantitative/Numeracy: MATH 1240
  • Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy: INFO 1001


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Facilities Operations and Maintenance Technology (FOAAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 


Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To prepare both academically and experientially for employment as an operator, maintenance technician, or stationary engineer in industrial, commercial, or critical facilities.
  2. Appraise hazards found in industrial, commercial, or critical facilities, and know the procedures and requirements regarding safety, PPE, regulatory and environmental issues.
  3. Describe core function, operating fundamentals, operating procedures, and maintenance procedures of equipment required to support the facility. This equipment may include boilers, chillers, air-handlers, generators, diesel engines, compressors, dryers, filters, motors, motor control and distribution centers, pumps, valves, valve operators, cooling towers, along with other HVAC, fire, safety, and additional equipment required for facility support.
  4. Describe core functions, operating fundamentals, and operating procedures of the various systems found in industrial, commercial, or critical facilities. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the systems are interrelated for safety, operation, control, monitoring, data logging, and redundancy to support various facility designs.
  5. Apply mathematics, chemistry, electrical and physics theory as required for the safe operation, maintaining, controlling, and monitoring of various facility systems.
  6. Apply critical thinking to find, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems related to various facilities.
  7. Interpret various drawings, then using appropriate measuring devices and techniques, demonstrate the ability to trouble shoot electrical, electrical mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, hydronic, level, pressure, temperature, flow, and fluid control systems.

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