Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Arts, Sustainability
Major: 8123
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 30.3301
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-67
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-1011.03 Chief Sustainability Officers
19-4061.01 City and Regional Planning Aides
11-9199.02 Compliance Managers
19-2041.00 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health
13-1199.05 Sustainability Specialists

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-1053.00 Environmental Science Teachers, Post-secondary
19-3051.00 Urban and Regional Planners


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Sustainability provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution and specialize in sustainability. Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers including sustainability specialists, chief sustainability officers, compliance managers, environmental scientists, and city and regional planning aides. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including urban and regional planning and post-secondary teaching.


Program Learning Outcomes
1. Critique basic sustainability concepts, factual information, and practices. (ASB226, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [L], [SG], [SQ])
2. Analyze how social, environmental, and economic systems relate and interact. (ASB226, CON101, CRE101, GPH210, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [C], [G], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ], (COM))
3. Evaluate the relationships between people and their natural and built environments. (AFR/ASB/CCS202, ASB211, ASB226, GPH210, SOC241, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [C], [G] [HU], [L], (COM))
4. Recognize policy strategies and ethical considerations relevant in the field of sustainability. (ASB226, CHM107, CON101, ENV101, GLG110, GLG111, GPH113, GPH210, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [C], [G], [L], [SB], (COM))
5. Examine the scope and complexity of social responsibility. (ASB226, CHM107, CON101, ENV101, GPH210, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [C], [FYC], [G], [L], [SB])
6. Practice systems-thinking toward identifying a solution in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting. (ASB100, AFR/ASB/CCS202, ASB211, ASB226, GPH210, POS120, SOC241, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [C], [G], [HU], [SG], [SQ])
7. Effectively communicate ideas among diverse stakeholders to build consensus for sustainability initiatives. (ASB226, SSH111, SUS110, SUS231, SUS232, [C], [FYC], [G], [HU], [L], [SB], (COM))
8. Analyze and interpret data for sustainability research application. (ASB226, SSH111, SUS110, SUS232, [CS], [FYC], [L], [MA], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Required Courses
SSH111 Sustainable Cities 3
SUS110 Sustainable World 3
SUS231 Careers in Sustainability 1
+ SUS232 Professional Skills in Sustainability Practice 3
Credits: 10

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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