Sustainable Landscape Ecology and Conservation Technician

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Certificate Program
Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443

This 24 credit certificate program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills required to fill technician jobs in the areas of sustainable landscape design, planning and conservation. This two-semester certificate consists of courses that will enable students to apply sustainable landscape ecology skills and knowledge in a fast rising "green" and sustainable workforce. As green infrastructure alternatives are increasingly used to manage storm water, improve air quality and reduce the urban heat island affect, jobs in engineering, engineering technology, and research and modeling will be essential in the development, design and performance monitoring of green systems. The certificate in sustainable landscape ecology and conservation will provide students with the options to obtain work or to continue their education to acquire an A.S. or an advanced degree. Sustainable operations and alternative energy are growing more central to the American and global economy. This certificate supports the new paradigm for sustainable living.
This certificate was funded by a USDOL Community-Based Training Grant, as implemented by the Employment and Training Administration.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
ARC* K214 Sustainable Design 3
ENG* K101° Composition 3
ENV* K101 Environmental Studies 3
ENV* K110° Environmental Regulations 3
ENV* K146 Introduction to GIS 3
ENV* K207° Sustainable Landscape Care 3
ENV* K220 Hazardous Materials 3
ENV* K295° Environmental Issues Seminar 3

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Sustainable Landscape Ecology and Conservation Technician, Certificate
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements graduates will be able to:

  1. demonstrate familiarity with key terms, concepts, principles, methods and techniques of sustainable ecological design.
  2. apply their knowledge  within environmental design settings to solve specific ecological design problems.
  3. work and learn in an interdisciplinary environment.
  4. apply natural resource problem-solving skills.
  5. continue active, student-directed learning for professional development.
  6. practice excellent written and oral communication skills.