Leading organizations are becoming more aware of compliance challenges, regulations in sustainability, and opportunities afforded by public interest in climate change, environmental issues, sustainability, and “green practices.” This creates a need for educated professionals to steer their organizations in the direction of sustainable practices that make sense for their business models and goals.
This certificate program provides an overview of environmental sustainability concepts and how to apply them in a business context. Learn the core principles behind environmental sustainability; explore the “business case” for sustainability; learn strategies for measuring sustainable practices.
*Options may vary by quarter.
*Cost may vary due to elective course selection.
*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.
Select courses are approved by Green Building Council International (GBCI) to fulfill Continueing Education (CE) requirements. For more information go to www.usgbc.org.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
Connect your classroom education with real-world experiences through a Next Steps Experience course. These specially designed classes allow students to gain hands-on experience by working closely with instructors and/or peers on real-world projects.
In the Sustainable Business Practices capstone course, Environmental Sustainability Assessment Practicum, each student works with a company to complete a water, recycling or energy plan, which will contain an assessment and recommendations for improving programs and operations. Through this guided process, students acquire experience in connecting with organizations, creating an actionable sustainability plan, and delivering results to customers and clients.
Introduction to Sustainability is a recommended prerequisite for all other required courses in the program. The required courses are listed in the order that it is suggested they be taken.
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Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
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San Francisco International Airport
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The Walt Disney Company
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Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems
Campus Carbon Neutrality Program Director
UC San Diego Sustainability Office
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