Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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Clemson University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Vic Shelburne
Fellow, Clemson University Commission on Sustainbility
Forestry and Environmental Conservation
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
13

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
7

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
53.85

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program
Dept of Agricultural Sciences
The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer program (SCNBFP) is focused on enabling new and beginning farmers to be successful, productive, and innovative members of their local agricultural community by providing them with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to be successful entrepreneurs; sound business managers; exemplary stewards of SWAPA (soil, water, air, plants, and animals), and successful marketers of the unique products they create; and, perhaps most importantly, individuals who have a sense of pride and quality of life as a result of their investment and participation in the agricultural community of South Carolina.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Dept of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offered by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is aimed at providing practical, hands-on nutrition education. EFNEP delivers nutrition education in four core areas: diet quality and physical activity, food resource management, food safety, and food security.

QDMA Deer Steward I
Dept of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
The Deer Steward I program is a partnership with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the key principles of deer and habitat biology, ecology and management.

Forest Roads
Dept of Forestry and Environmental Conservation
The Forest Roads: Self-Paced program is designed to provide foresters, loggers, landowners and other natural resource professionals with information on how to properly design, construct and maintain all types of forest roads. The program also addresses solutions for crossing streams and other sensitive areas. The participant will be required to watch a video and then complete a short test with a passing grade of 70 or better before advancing to the next segment.

Master Rain Gardener
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Master Rain Gardener is a certification program focused on rain garden and rainwater harvesting system design and installation. The Master Rain Gardener (MRG) program will provide design standards and the knowledge-based skill set necessary to install rain gardens and rainwater harvesting systems on a residential scale. Rain gardens and rainwater harvesting offer residents and landscape professionals with a management tool for flooding on property, erosion prevention, incorporation of native plants and backyard habitat into the lawn, and the establishment of a low-irrigation landscape. The Master Rain Gardener program is a hybrid, multi-week curriculum allowing for self-paced online learning modules, hands-on field experience, and a two-track option to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
The purpose of the Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) program is to educate personnel on the proper design and review of stormwater and sediment control plans for development sites in order to meet regulatory and environmental requirements. Controlling stormwater flows and preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks, and streams but it is also a trademark of a quality construction project.

Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
The purpose of the Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program is to educate field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks and streams, but is also a trademark of a quality construction project.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

Master Rain Gardener
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Master Rain Gardener is a certification program focused on rain garden and rainwater harvesting system design and installation. The Master Rain Gardener (MRG) program will provide design standards and the knowledge-based skill set necessary to install rain gardens and rainwater harvesting systems on a residential scale. Rain gardens and rainwater harvesting offer residents and landscape professionals with a management tool for flooding on property, erosion prevention, incorporation of native plants and backyard habitat into the lawn, and the establishment of a low-irrigation landscape. The Master Rain Gardener program is a hybrid, multi-week curriculum allowing for self-paced online learning modules, hands-on field experience, and a two-track option to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
The purpose of the Certified Stormwater Plan Reviewer (CSPR) program is to educate personnel on the proper design and review of stormwater and sediment control plans for development sites in order to meet regulatory and environmental requirements. Controlling stormwater flows and preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks, and streams but it is also a trademark of a quality construction project.

Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector Program
Dept of Plant and Environmental Sciences
The purpose of the Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector (CEPSCI) Program is to educate field personnel on the proper installation, maintenance and inspection of erosion prevention and sediment control measures at construction sites. Preventing sediment-laden runoff not only protects our rivers, creeks and streams, but is also a trademark of a quality construction project.


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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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