The Facilities Healthcare Technician Certificate combined with a strong mechanical, trade, or maintenance background prepares students for a position in the highly innovative and rapidly changing industry. Students will receive an education in the healthcare physical environment with a focus on accreditation, healthcare departments, healthcare customers, infection control, life safety, healthcare ventilation, medical gas, electrical equipment testing, and healthcare electrical systems. The courses focus on integrating and operationalizing codes, compliance and regulation that is unique to healthcare.
Those completing the Facilities Healthcare Technician certificate will gain an understanding of the highly specialized building and physical environment of healthcare along with how the healthcare building is directly involved in patient or resident health outcomes. The Healthcare Facilities Technician certificate will also prepare students to sit for the Certified Healthcare Facilities Technician (CHFT) certification.
Those earning the FHT certificate will have an advantage in finding employment in a wide variety of healthcare facilities such as acute care hospitals, behavioral health, residential healthcare, rehabilitation, and various outpatient facilities. The FHT will also give an advantage to those seeking employment with healthcare building and construction vendors.
The FHT certificate can also provide pathway to the Healthcare Facilities Leadership (HFL) program as FHT certificate holders seek positions in healthcare facilities supervision and management.