Facility Infrastructure Fundamentals Training

This three-day course is designed for facility managers and maintenance specialists who may not have a technical background. FIFT invites participants to explore building systems and their complex interactions through lectures, interactive case studies, exhibits, experiments, and guided building tours. FIFT provides an overview of building systems that are often perceived to be the most complex. During this course we will explore mechanical systems, HVAC fundamentals, elevator systems, electrical fundamentals, and fire protection.

The goal of this course is to teach concepts in a way that will enable students to understand and speak the same language as the contractors and technicians who maintain their facilities. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded for 100 percent attendance and participation. Students completing the program will earn a certificate of completion. Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) offers this class on an annual basis.




The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835