Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 6240N
First Term: 2015 Summer   
Award: AC  
Total Credits: 15-17
CIP Code: 03.0104
Occupational Area: Not Applicable

Instructional Council: Sustainability (91)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: n/a

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise along one of five significant pillars of sustainability, where students will examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature. The five pillars are organized into specialized tracks, including land use and human transformations of the earth, competition for water and other natural resources from the earth systems, political and economic treatment of the earth, coupled human-environment interactions, and entrepreneurship for transforming ideas for sustainable products/services into viable businesses.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester:
Sustainability - Track 1: Earth Systems
Sustainability - Track 2: Social, Political, Economic Treatment of the Earth
Sustainability - Track 3: Coupled Human-Environment Systems
Sustainability - Track 4: Human Transformation of the Earth
Sustainability - Track 5: Business and Entrepreneurship

Required Courses
SSH111 Sustainable Cities 3
SUS110 Sustainable World 3
Credits: 6

Program Competencies
1. Explore the sustainable interaction between human and natural systems. (SUS110)
2. Analyze the concept of sustainable development within local, regional, and global contexts. (SSH111)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: April 28, 2015

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