The Sustainability Certificate offers an interdisciplinary, theorical, philosophical and practical approach for students to enter into the academic and/or professional fields related to sustainability.Students gain skills to critically analyze current global affairs in order to offer alternative solutions to create sustainable societies.
The three main pillars of the Sustainability Program are environmental issues, economics, and social and ethical issues. The program explores issues related to these three pillars on an inter/intra personal, communal, and global level. An emphasis is placed upon:
- The interdisciplinary nature of addressing issues related to sustainability.
- Active participation and involvement in the field experience component of the required capstone course.
- Affective and analytical responses to concepts related to the three pillars.
Skills for Your Academic and Professional Career
|Sustainability Coordinator|| ||Project coordinator/Manager |
|Environmental Planner|| ||Policy advocate|
|Community organizer|| ||Green Technology Consultant |
|Green Building Consultant|| ||Environmental Engineer|
|Sustainability Advocacy Director|| ||Environmental Economist|
|Green Restaurant Owner|| ||Natural Resource Manager|
|Restoration Ecologist|| ||Sustainable Development Specialist|
|Corporate Social Responsibility Officer|| ||Educator|
Sustainability Certificate of Performance
Six courses are required for the certificate of performance:
|Courses Required for the Major||Units|
|Biology 101 – Issues in Environmental Biology||4|
|Philosophy 100 - Logic and Critical Thinking ||3|
|Sustainability 101 – Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|Sustainability 102 – Environmental Ethics||3|
|Sustainability 103 - Ecological Commerce||3|
|Sustainability 250 – Field Experience: Sustainability||1|
*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.