About the Recycling and Resource Management Program
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for a Living with a Career in Resource Management
As more cities and businesses develop sustainability policies, there is an increased
need for trained staff who can properly manage organizational resources, as well as
initiate effective environmental programs on local and domestic fronts. Santa Monica
College offers education and real-world training in recycling and resource management
to help support individuals, communities, and companies reduce their waste, save money,
and operate more efficiently.
Make connections between how historical events helped shape consumerism, and how other
social phenomena influence our modern throw-away culture. Learn how current local
and domestic national legislation impact zero waste, landfill diversion, recycling,
composting, and resource management. Tap into key issues surrounding our carbon footprint,
consumer laws, and cultural mindsets, and gain opportunities to connect with community
partners on these topics.
Earn a Department Certificate or extend your coursework to earn a state-approved recycling
and resource management certificate. Make a difference and play an influential role
in how local communities and businesses work together to resolve global climate change.
Recycling and Resource Management Courses
All classes meet IGETC and GE transfer requirements. Courses are not sequential; there
are no prerequisites.
RRM 1: Introduction to Recycling Resource Management
RRM 2: Culture and Zero Waste
RRM 3: Resource Management and Zero Waste for Communities
RRM 4: Resource Management and Zero Waste in Business
Upon completion of this certificate, students will demonstrate the ability to plan,
implement, and oversee waste management programs aimed at implementing Zero Waste
principles and sustainability practices for individuals, businesses, and communities.
Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability to write proposals and policy
using correct terminology, principles, and CA legislation and regulations regarding
waste, recycling, sustainable resource management, and zero waste systems.