March 17th, 2016 by schoolbound
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! In the spirit of the holiday that brings us shamrocks, green cupcakes, and green beer; let’s talk about green education. To keep up with the demand for professionals in the “green economy”, many colleges have added new degrees or specializations within existing degree programs. In fact, environmental or sustainability degrees are not just in the science field; a variety of degree programs including business have green options.
There are also green degree programs at every level of education, including associate (or 2 year degree program). Professionals can also get a green certificate to add to their skillset. For example, someone in the construction industry can earn a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate. Here are five more degrees that are shamrock friendly:
- Sustainability Coordinator Associate Degree: This program teaches students the fundamentals of sustainability as it relates to the sciences and business. The degree aims to prepare students to become Sustainability Coordinators. Students also learn about creating policies that support environmentally responsible organizations.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Technology: This certificate can be earned in less than two years. The degree program curriculum includes coursework on environmental hazards and pollution. Students learn about the technology and equipment used to measure and dispose of environmentally unfriendly contaminants.
- Associate in Business Administration – Sustainability: In addition to teaching students the fundamentals of business, such as accounting, finance, and management, this program also includes courses on sustainability and conservation. Students in this program will learn how to help businesses create and move toward sustainable business practices.