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Sustainability Systems & Technology

 

 

About the Sustainability Systems & Technology (SST) Program

The SST certificates program is for individuals and students desiring to learn and earn in the new circular economy. There are three (3) free, noncredit certificates offered by the Earth Sciences Department, which are described below. You can kickstart a job in the burgeoning field of sustainable materials management, and be a step ahead in the job market by completing any one of the three (3) certificates. For enrollment information, contact Noncredit Registration at 310-434-3399 or noncreditregistration@smc.edu.

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Certificates of Completion

Sustainability in Organics Aide

Noncredit

This certificate will introduce students to sustainability principles, practices in organics micro-composting, and sustainable food systems. Completion provides a pathway to jobs as entry-level micro-composter operators, sustainable food system technicians, sales representatives, and project management assistants. This program is not intended as a substitute for any credit certificate or Associate degree. It is recommended that students have an intermediate or higher skill level in ESL.

SST NC 901 – Fundamentals of Sustainability
SST NC 905 – Organics Recycling
SST NC 909 – Sustainable Food Systems

Sustainability Assistant

Noncredit

This certificate will introduce students to sustainability principles, community engagement, education and outreach, and policy governance. Completion provides a pathway to jobs as entry-level sustainability assistants and coordinators, community engagement representatives, researcher assistants, customer service representatives, and project management assistants. This program is not intended as a substitute for any credit certificate or Associate degree. It is recommended that students have an intermediate or higher skill level in ESL.

SST NC 901 – Fundamentals of Sustainability
SST NC 902 – Sustainability Outreach
SST NC 908 – Impacts of Policy on Sustainability

Sustainability Services Technician

Noncredit

This certificate will introduce students to sustainability principles, materials and environmental assessment methods, and clean technology systems and practices. Completion provides a pathway to jobs as entry-level sustainability assessors, program technicians, sales representatives, and entry-level managerial assistants. This program is not intended as a substitute for any credit certificate or Associate degree. It is recommended that students have an intermediate or higher skill level in ESL.

SST 901 – Fundamentals of Sustainability
SST 904 – Sustainability Assessment
SST 906 – Introduction to Clean Technology

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