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What will I learn?

This degree will prepare students for careers as sustainability coordinators, resource management technicians, corporate social responsibility coordinators, environmental specialists, recycling coordinators, pollution prevention specialists and energy or waste reduction analysts. Graduates may work for public agencies, school districts, colleges or universities, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses or corporations.

Sustainability Coordinator is an emerging occupation. Market surveys of regional and statewide employers indicate job growth potential is significant and expected to increase.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for careers as sustainability professionals in resource management, corporate social responsibility, environmental protection, recycling, pollution prevention and energy, water or waste reduction analysis. Graduates may work for public agencies, school districts, colleges or universities, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses or corporations.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

Demonstrate holistic understanding of interdisciplinary subjects related to sustainability including physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, economics, the regulatory environment, and business management.
Develop policies that support the triple bottom line of sustainability: healthy economy, healthy environment, and healthy communities.
Obtain information from public and research libraries, online sources, and regional, national, and international networks
Demonstrate skills in data collection and analysis, statistical analysis, and basic mathematics.
Perform environmental audits, perform laboratory and field tests, conduct and coordinate research, and prepare written reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrate understanding of the causes and the ecological, social, and economic costs of challenges to sustainability including pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, water quality and supply, and human health.
Apply practical and technical strategies to objectives including pollution prevention, climate change reduction, energy conservation and use of alternative energy, efficient resource use, waste reduction and recycling, LEED and other green building tools, water conservation, stormwater and wastewater management, indoor air quality, transportation, closed loop production and life cycle analysis.
Articulate verbal and written understanding of laws and regulations related to sustainable environment, business and community.
Develop and implement action plans based on best practices; coordinate project management goals and tasks.
Conduct public relations and social marketing efforts; develop educational materials; and create community networks and resources to support sustainability practices in business and community.
Demonstrate the ability to organize events, meetings, workshops, conferences and fundraising.
Utilize collaborative team skills in the design and implementation of sustainable practices.

Which department am I in?

Science Division

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
12-18 credits: USD $3,280/term; USD $302.50 per credit for each credit above 18 credits per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

Start date

3 January 2022

Venue

Science Division

Building 16, Room 156,

EUGENE,

Oregon,

97405, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

We accept all students age 18 or older and students under the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED.

For international students

We accept all students age 18 or older and students under the age of 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Admissions are "rolling" throughout the year, but close one week before each term starts.

IELTS 5.5 No score below 5 Writing 93 or 97

TOEFL 46-60 Reading: 8+; Listening:8+; Speaking:14+; Writing: 18+; Writing 93 or 97

Admission Deadline:

Fall: August 1; Winter: November 1; Spring: February 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lane Community College

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  • Graduates can transition to over 90 universities
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  • Internship opportunities with over 800 companies
  • No TOEFL/IELTS requirement for Intensive English study