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Sustainability

With our course provider partners we offer classes leading to certification in several sustainability topics, including green supply chain management and sustainability management.

Be sure to check out LEED exam preparation and Permaculture Design certificate for more sustainability topics. And don’t miss out on our Backyard Sustainability certificate programs: Nutrient Rich Gardening and Small-Scale Wildlife Habitat Restoration.

Course and Registration Information

Select the certificate title below for course schedules and online registration.

Biofuel Production Operations
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.720
Fee: $2,595
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program will give you the education you need to begin an exciting career in biofuel production. As a biofuel production operator, your job will be to ensure the quality and purity of the biofuel your plant produces. This involves inspecting and repairing equipment, operating computer systems, and handling lab equipment. This online program will ensure you have the skills you need to handle these tasks. At the present time, hundreds of facilities worldwide are producing biofuels. Over the next few decades many advances will be made in this field, and hundreds of new facilities will be built to produce this type of fuel. This opens a new field for potential workers. For decades to come, biofuels will be produced and consumed in the United States, creating an ongoing demand for biofuel production workers.

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructors
CRN: ED2GO214.714
Fee: $1,595
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training Program will give you the specialized knowledge to enable a company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals through global sourcing, materials management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development.

Senior Certified Sustainability Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Faculty
CRN: ED2GO.713
Fee: $2,495
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
After completing this premier certification program, you'll establish yourself as a sustainable business professional. You'll be ready to take responsibility for coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy across multiple functional areas, including sales, marketing, communications, new product development, global supply chain, operations, and corporate social responsibility. You'll start by learning the basics of green purchasing. Next you'll cover corporate social responsibility, and carbon strategies. You'll also explore environmental accounting, green transportation, and sustainability consulting. Upon registering, you are given an initial twelve months to complete this program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve months, an extension of one month is available with a fee of $25.

Solar Power Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.722
Fee: $1,895
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Get the renewable energy training you need as you learn the basics of solar systems, their benefits, and their many applications. Examine the history of photovoltaic solar power, and gain a sense for where the PV industry is headed. We'll start with basic safety, including how to avoid potential accidents and how to create a safe work environment as well as the use of protective equipment. You'll master the fundamentals of electricity and solar energy, including how to calculate simple circuit values and predict solar position using solar path diagrams. Upon completion of this program, you'll have a thorough understanding of PV applications, working safety as it pertains to this field, basic electricity, and PV module fundamentals.

Wind Energy Professional
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.718
Fee: $2,395
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
In this program, you'll learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and characteristics of energy sources. This program covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

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