Skill Certificate in Sustainability

Division: Industry & Technology

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Sustainability. Students completing this certificate will acquire knowledge and skills in cutting edge sustainable, green, and eco technology for the building industry and the community at large.

Program Outcomes

  • Administer, apply, and define sustainable and green-related variables and associate them with real world situations related to the design profession
  • Administer, apply, and define the principles, materials, methods, and processes of sustainable construction
  • Implement issues related to sustainability

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: Sustainability Specialist in architectural, engineering, or construction fields.

Required Certificate Courses (11 Units)11
Sustainable and Green Topics
Sustainability Implementation
Sustainable Materials/Methods
Independent Study-ARCH
Independent Study-ARCH
Total11

This certificate is a partnership between the COS Architecture Department, EEC Tulare, and the USGBC Central California. The curriculum allows students to customize their course options based on their own interests. Three COS core courses are required in addition to one EEC and one USGBC course of the student’s choice (the one-unit courses are independent study).

Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Industry & Technology Division Chair.