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Fall 2017 Course offerings
(updated August 15, 2017)

We’re sorry to say that, due to low enrollments, several ENVMT courses scheduled for the fall 2017 semester have been canceled. Classes still being offered are ENVMT 35 & 35L, as well as AFRAM 38 and the of interest LH 28 Permaculture. More info below.

Canceled:

ENVMT 1 (44451)
ENVMT 42 (44452)
ENVMT44 (44453)

ENVMT 35 Introduction to Urban Agroecology and ENVMT 35L Urban Agroecology Lab are now on the schedule, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Lec: 10:30- 11:20am, lab: 11:30am- 12:20pm. This class is offered at Castlemont High School and although the enrolled will primarily be high school students, all are welcome. Instructor: Grey Kolevzon.
Enrollment codes: ENVMT 35: 44873 • ENVMT 35L: 44874.

• Please note that while AFRAM 38 Environmental Racism and Justice IS STILL scheduled but it is not being offered simultaneously as ENVMT 12.

AFRAM 38 Environmental Racism (3 units)
Online class Enrollment Code 44455
Course Description: American and global environmental policy and ethics concentrating on their impact on minorities and people of color: Unequal environmental protection; the politics of pollution, race and waste dumping; and the intersection of the Civil Rights and Environmental Justice Movements with an emphasis on civil rights, social justice, white supremacy, and the impact of the Environmental Movement on people of color.

LANHT 28A Permaculture Design I (3 units)
Fridays 9:00 – 1:50pm
Enrollment Code 43454
Course Description: Strategies and techniques of applied ecology/permaculture design and application for designing livable human communities: Observation of natural patterns, gardening in urban settings, water and nutrient recycling in the landscape, and an introduction to the Bay Area bioregion; emphasis on permaculture ethics and principles, soil fertility, composting, and synergistic plant associations.

The Merritt College Environmental Management and Technology Department offers an array of courses that include classes offered at high school campuses. While these off site offerings are largely geared toward high school students, they are open to all and offer a rich, upper-division educational experience with UC/CSU-transferable and certificate-applicable college credits. We strongly encourage all who are interested in taking any class to sign up as early as possible to ensure your space, and to ensure sufficient enrollment for class viability.

The ENVMT Dept. operates under the umbrella of the Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Dept. The Hort dept. proudly offers a rich array of courses, many of which could well be of interest to ENVMT-curious students. Please check out THE HORT DEPT PAGES on this website.
Summer Horticulture classes include LH 46 Cycles of Land Use, LH208 Growing and Using Healthful Herbs, and LH28 Permaculture.
LANHT Summer 2017 schedule
Fall Horticulture classes include LH45 Mushroom Cultivation, LH 28 Permaculture, LH76 Edible Landscaping, LH5 CA Native Plant ID and more.
LANHT Fall 2017 schedule

Certificate Offerings 

• Certificate of Proficiency in Environmental Management Fundamentals
The Environmental Management Fundamentals certificate program offers students an introduction to the basic concepts of environmental stewardship, provides preparation for specialized coursework, and establishes minimum qualifications for entry-level employment in related public and private agencies.

• Certificate of Proficiency in Greening the Urban Environment
The Greening the Urban Environment certificate program offers students an introduction to the technical, ecological, social, and planning fundamentals of sustainable construction projects, provides preparation for specialized coursework, and establishes minimum qualifications for entry-level employment in public and private green enterprises. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

• Certificate of Proficiency in Urban Agroecology
The Urban Agroecology certificate program offers students an introduction to the fundamentals of urban food production on small (home garden) and large (school and community garden or farm) scales. Students enrolled in the program will be on the cutting edge of the food movement and engaged in activities around alternative food production, food access for low-income communities, health issues, and practical agricultural skills. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the requirements specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

 View detailed information on all ENVMT certificates HERE
View detailed information on all ENVMT courses HERE
Visit the Ecomerritt website HERE
See informational video about the program HERE.