Green and Sustainable Business Programs
City College offers three Green and Sustainable certificate programs
in the areas of Buiness, Small Business and Travel.
In the business programs students will learn how to increase sustainability within businesses and gain a broad understanding of environmental issues relevant to business and industry. The Small Busines certificate is targeted to small business owners who are seeking green certification, and the Travel certificate addresses green travel and tourism, one of the the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.
Green & Sustainable Business Certificate of Accomplishment
The credit Green and Sustainable Business Certificate of Accomplishment provides students of all business disciplines an essential overview of green business concepts.
Topics include natural capitalism, green finance, green accounting,
research and development, green advertising and marketing, LEED
facilities and energy cogeneration, transportation and logistics,
green IT, social responsibility, manufacturing and types of energy
The credit certificate consists of three core courses plus two
electives, for a total of 15-16 units. Please see curriculum
for certificate information and catalog
for course information.
Green and Sustainable Small Business Certificate
The noncredit Green and Sustainable Small Business Certificate of Accomplishment is targeted to small business owners who are interested in obtaining green certification or who would like to learn more about the practices and benefits of green business. The growing importance of being an enviromentally friendly small business cannot be overempahsized.
Small business owners will get an overview of the aspects of being
green, how to get green certification, marketing green certification,
and the costs and benfits of greening a small business.
This noncredit certificate consists of eight short courses for a
total of 72 hours. Please see curriculum
for noncredit certificate information and the catalog
for course information. All noncredit courses are offered free of
Green & Sustainable Travel Certificate of Accomplishment
Students who have completed the Green and Sustainable Travel
Certificate of Accomplishment will have a clear advantage when
entering the travel or tourism workplace. Green travel and tourism is
one of the fastest growing segments of the travel and tourism
industry. All companies either have green initiatives in place or are
developing them. There is a great need in the industry for emplyees
and owners to understand the requirements of green travel.
Please see curriculum for certificate information and the catalog for detailed course information.
Green and Sustainable Courses
Interview with Program Coordinator Scott Mandeville
Former City College student working in the Green industry
How to Enroll
For new students, please see information
about becoming a noncredit or credit student. You may also contact the
Office of Admissions at (415) 239-3285. Many noncredit classes allow
for registration in class; there is no tuition cost for noncredit
classes. Please refer to tuition
information for specifics on City College credit tuition costs. Financial
Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the
Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.
Applying for a Degree or Certificate
When you have completed all the required classes, fill out a petition for a certificate. The petition form is available in Admissions and Records, Conlan Hall, Room 107, and should be submitted at the beginning of the semester that you complete all the requirements. Petitions must submitted by the deadline posted in the Calendar of Instruction.
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