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Overall Score 67.26
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Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 James Pushnik
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:

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Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program:

Alternative Fuels Management Program

No longer a concept of the future, the use of alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, propane, and electricity is becoming a key operational strategy for profitable and eco-conscious fleet companies. While there is training available on the retrofit and maintenance of vehicles using alternative fuels, there is a growing demand for education of fleet decision makers.

CSU, Chico Regional & Continuing Education and the Alternative Fuel Alliance are collaborating on the industry’s first Alternative Fuels Management Program designed to fill an education gap between technical skills/application and executive knowledge/decision-making. Managers and leaders in the private and public sectors need to understand the strategic importance of alternative fuels from a corporate/social responsibility and environmental perspective as well as the bottom line financial implications of investing in alternative fuel solutions. Armed with that knowledge, their organizations are more likely to successfully invest in alternative fuels technologies and generate jobs for the graduates of the technical training programs. The Alternative Fuels Management Program will help business leaders understand alternate fuels and develop the competencies needed to make sound business decisions for investing in alternative fuel vehicles.

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Continuing Education classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute that are Sustainability Focused or Related:

Local Environmental Issues & Action
What's New With Medicare in 2014?
Gardening With California Natives
Theology of Homelessness
Who's Taking Care of Your Bigger Backyard?
Birding in the Chico Area
Trees of Chico
Butte County & Chico Urban Area Issues & Controversies
U.S. Government 101
Survey of the Worlds Religions

Continuing & Regional Education also offers an online Master of Science in Agricultural Education program through the AG*IDEA Consortium:

Welcome to the CSU, Chico Master of Science in Agricultural Education program. If you are searching for a fully accredited, graduate degree in agricultural education, you’ve found the right program. The online MS in Agricultural Education is specially designed to address the higher education learning demands of high school agricultural education teachers, science educators, and associated professionals who administer agricultural education programs.

CSU, Chico College of Agriculture offers the program in partnership with AG*IDEA, a national consortium of accredited universities offering courses in the agricultural disciplines. The program is designed to be completed in two years, with courses originating from Chico and the consortium universities. This flexible format provides you convenient, online access to the top graduate educators and researchers in the nation.

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