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Fall 2017 Course offerings
(updated June 1, 2017)

Please note fall 2017 ENVMT schedule changes:

• ENVMT 5 Oakland Food Culture is currently no longer scheduled although it may return.

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

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

The below schedule information is also available in THIS downloadable file.

ENVMT 1 Environmental Careers (1 unit)
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm, 8/21/17 – 9/25/2017
Enrollment code 44451, 1 unit
Instructor: Grey Kolevzon
Career development strategies and exploration of what is available in emerging environmental fields that are some of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy.
ENVMT42 Ecology Culture, and Stewardship of Calif Landscapes (3 units)
Saturdays,10:00am–1:00pm
Enrollment Code 44452
Location: Landscape Horticulture Dept. RM H101
Instructor: Clay Anderson, naturalartt@gmail.com
Explore our cultural relationships to nature and new paradigms of stewardship; field trips to learn about the major ecological heritages in the Bay Area.
ENVMT44 Introduction to Creek and
Watershed Restoration (3 units)
Sundays,10:00am–1:00pm
Enrollment Code 44453
Location: Landscape Horticulture Dept. RM H101
Instructor: Martha Berthelsen, mberthelsen@peralta.edu
Investigate possibilities and challenges in restoration of urban creeks. Field visits to assess water quality and riparian habitat; introduction to principles of hydrology.
Additional Courses:

 

LANHT 28A Permaculture Design I (3 units)
Fridays 9:00 – 1:50pm
Enrollment Code 43454

 

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.