Short Courses

Boiler Short Course

The Central Plant Heating Systems and Equipment course has closed for 2021.

Electrical Short Course

The Facility Electrical Loads course has closed for 2021.

HVAC Short Course

The HVAC Equipment Troubleshooting and Service Procedures course has closed for 2021. 

Effective Facility Management

Effective Facility Management (Year I) — Facility Infrastructure Fundamentals

July 21 — 23, 2021

Join us for one of the most successful programs offered by PSFEI—the Effective Facility Management short course, a three-year series of courses that provides an orderly progression of topics to enhance the knowledge, skills, abilities, and effectiveness of facility management personnel. Effective Facility Management — Year 1 is designed to benefit facility managers, general maintenance technicians, and other facility maintenance or management personnel who need a basic understanding of how their facilities operate and best practices used for safe and efficient operations. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100 percent attendance and participation. Participants who complete the three-year program (Years 1, 2, and 3 in any sequence) will be awarded with a plaque.

Course Instructors

  • Mark Bodenschatz, PSFEI director
  • Tom Churbock, HSE Solutions—PSFEI course instructor
  • Mark Garlicki, PSFEI water systems engineer
  • Devin Pennebaker, PSFEI energy procurement manager
  • Scott Tunnell, PSFEI energy management consultant

This course will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis

NOTE: This course will be held virtually via Zoom. Pre- and post-course information will be sent via email.

Registration Deadline: July 7, 2021




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