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Degrees & Certificates

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. A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students with sufficient specialized training find employment assessing and monitoring environmental quality, preparing environmental impact reports, assisting planners and managers, performing environmental restoration work in urban/suburban, rural, and wildland settings, and providing education and interpretation of native ecosystems and cultural history.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
ENVMT 1 Environmental Careers 1
ENVMT 2 Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems 3
ENVMT 2L Principles of Ecology and Sustainable Systems Laboratory 1
ENVMT 8 Introduction to Outdoor Education 3
ENVMT 11 Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning 3
ENVMT 33AA Introduction to Creek and Watershed Restoration: General Aspects  1
ENVMT 33AB Introduction to Creek and Watershed Restoration: General Aspects  1
ENVMT 33AC Introduction to Creek and Watershed Restoration: General Aspects 1
ENVMT 40 From Tree to Sea: A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section    3
Total Required Units: 17

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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Career opportunities include employment in “green” building, design and construction, energy management, and sustainable public planning and policy development. Work is available in government agencies, consulting firms, construction, and non-profit organizations. Students will have the opportunity to link this major cooperatively with Laney College’s Architectural Technology and Energy Efficiency programs.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
ENVMT 1 Environmental Careers 1
ENVMT 2 Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems
or
BIOL 13 Principles of Ecology 3
ENVMT 11 Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning 3
ENVMT 16 Introduction to Healthy Community Systems 3
ENVMT 20 Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design 3
ENVMT 20L Introduction to Green Building and Energy Options laboratory 1
ENVMT 21 Sustainable Energy Options   3
Total Required Units: 17

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 courses specified below. The Certificate of Proficiency is not indicated on the student’s transcript.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students with sufficient specialized training find employment in the areas of urban agriculture, green jobs, school and community gardens, large-scale urban farming, and food and agriculture studies.

Certificate of Proficiency Requirements:

Dept/No. Title Units
ENVMT 2 Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems 3
ENVMT 2L Principles of Ecology and Sustainable Systems Laboratory 1
ENVMT 3 Social Issues in Agriculture 3
ENVMT 5 Oakland Food Culture 3
ENVMT 35 Introduction to Urban Agroecology 3
ENVMT 35L Urban Agroecology Laboratory 1
LANHT 28A Permaculture Design I 3
Total Required Units: 17