BOMA: A ticket out of the engine room.
In survey after survey employers agree: professional education and development is not only one of our most rapidly growing business sectors, it is also a major determinant in hiring decisions and critical to career success.
As the guardian and administrator of the programs, services and resources that advance the commercial office building industry, education has always been the heart of BOMA/NY. Today, more than 30 years after our founding, it remains our number one goal and highest priority. And as more than one student has remarked--taking a BOMA/NY course and working towards a professional designation such as the Real Property Administrator (RPA RPA Remote Patron Authentication
RPA Rural Payments Agency (UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
RPA Replication Protein A
RPA RNAse Protection Assay
RPA Regional Plan Association
RPA Random-Phase Approximation ), has been the ticket out of the engine room.
Each year and with every advance in our profession and the technology that drives it, we expand and update our educational offerings. This Fall, as we mark our sixth year of offering BOMI designation coursework coursework
work done by a student and assessed as part of an educational course
Noun 1. coursework - work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's directly through the BOMA/NY office, we will be offering many of the courses necessary to complete your designations. (In addition to the RPA they are the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA (1) See SMA connector.
(2) (Shared Memory Architecture) See shared video memory.
(3) (Software Maintenance Association) A membership organization that began in 1985 and ended in 1996. ), Facilities Management The management of a user's computer installation by an outside organization. All operations including systems, programming and the datacenter can be performed by the facilities management organization on the user's premises. Administrator (FMA FMA Full Metal Alchemist (gaming)
FMA Federal Marriage Amendment
FMA Financial Market Authority (Austrian: Österreichische Finanzmarktaufsicht)
FMA Financial Management Association ) and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT (1) (Surface Mount Technology) See surface mount.
(2) (Station ManagemenT) An FDDI network management protocol that provides direct management. Only one node requires the software.
SMT - Station Management ).)
Textbooks are always being updated with new information, or the curriculum undergoes improvements such as combining the two heavily, inter-related subjects of risk management and law, as was done this past semester se·mes·ter
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.
[German, from Latin (cursus) s , to enhance understanding of the subject. Through our luncheon speakers program and seminars series, we provide timely updates in a lecture or workshop format that address not only the material being taught in class, but the issues confronted in daily practice.
BOMA/NY seminars also mark the evolution of the industry. Security seminars are now among our most popular as we delve into issues as diverse as retinal scans A retinal scan is a biometric technique that uses the unique patterns on a person's retina to identify them. It is not to be confused with another ocular-based technology, iris recognition. and other cutting edge technology, to crisis management and the latest techniques for handling bomb and other life-threatening events. Our aging infrastructure has also made the modernization modernization
Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one. It is closely linked with industrialization. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, seminars amongst the popular, and our annual Codes & Regs Ssymposium and Energy Awareness Day, held each fall, are "must-attend" events for industry professionals--designation seeking and otherwise.
Since we began offering courses in-house six years ago, there has been a dramatic change in the student body as the designations are now seen as a way not only to get out of the engine room, but move out from behind the secretarial station, as well. Approximately 20% of our student body is now comprised of women and the numbers grow each year.
More than 1,000 students have attended our annual BOMA/NY education programs in the past six years and each year, the number--and the level of achievement--grows. This past Spring at graduation, four students received all four professional designations--a very difficult and laudable laud·a·ble
Healthy; favorable. achievement, let alone a record for BOMA/NY. Multiple designation graduates continue to increase.
The attractiveness of our educational programs is two-fold: whether one has a related college degree or not, the designations and additional knowledge is recognized by employers as the strongest indication of professional proficiency. And if one does hold a degree, the additional education opens even more doors to professional opportunity.
BOMA/NY has always considered itself a partner to its members, and it is that spirit of partnership that education lies. Providing our members with the best tools possible to make the most of themselves and the most of their careers, makes us a true partner in success.