Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.21
Liaison David Husemoller
Submission Date June 7, 2017
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STARS v2.1

College of Lake County
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 David Husemoller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for undergraduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Biological Sciences

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

The Biology curriculum at the College of Lake County is a two-year program leading to an Associate in Science Degree. The program offers courses that prepare students for continued study toward a baccalaureate degree in Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Wildlife Management or Zoology.


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Horticulture

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Associate degree graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of sustainable farms as well as landscape designers and business owners. CLC Horticulture program offers Associate in Applied Science degrees in five specialty areas.

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees:
Horticulture Production A.A.S. (Plan 21HA)
Landscape Design A.A.S. (Plan 21HB)
Landscape Construction and Maintenance A.A.S. (Plan 21HC)
Natural Areas Management A.A.S. (Plan 21HP)
Sustainable Agriculture A.A.S. (Plan 21HS)


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
Sustainability Program Options

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):

Sustainability programs provide a broad understanding of the natural world and how it relates to the built environment. Subject matter ranges from horticulture and environmental sciences to construction and engineering, including instruction on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional certification. Coursework prepares students for a wide range of occupations related to sustainability and covers fundamental environmental issues affecting contemporary lifestyle and workforce trends.

The Sustainability program offers two transfer degrees in Sustainability:
Sustainability (Policy and Social Aspects) A.A. (Plan 13AB)
Sustainability (Science and Technical Aspects) A.S. (Plan 11AB)


The website URL for the undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Horticulture

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:

Today’s horticulture industry offers careers that go beyond landscaping and floral design. Graduates of horticulture programs can become natural area managers, arborists and owners and managers of sustainable farms as well as landscape designers and business owners. CLC Horticulture program offers Certificates in six specialty areas.

Certificates:
Arboriculture Certificate (Plan 21HL)
Floral Design Certificate (Plan 21HI)
Landscape Design Certificate (Plan 21HD)
Landscape Maintenance Certificate (Plan 21HH)
Natural Areas Management Certificate (Plan 21HQ)
Sustainable Agriculture Certificate (Plan 21HT)


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

This Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program provides instruction in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration. Introductory courses in electricity, electric motors and theory of refrigeration are included. Advanced work in commercial HVAC includes reach-in and walk-in units found in stores, dairies, and markets. Other areas of study include uses of air conditioning, temperature and humidity control, air circulation, cleaning, installation and troubleshooting of equipment. Students acquire skills essential for improving and maintaining energy efficiency.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Degrees & Certificates:
HVAC/R Engineering Technology A.A.S.
HVAC/R Installation Technician Certificate
HVAC/R Service Technician Certificate
Commercial Refrigeration Technician Certificate
Electrical Troubleshooting Technician Certificate
Residential Air Conditioning Technician Certificate
Residential Energy Auditing Certificate
Residential Heating Technician Certificate


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Alternative Energy Certificate

A brief description of the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

This certificate provides entry level technical instruction on wind, solar and geothermal energy sources. Courses in this certificate may also apply to certificates specific to solar, wind or geothermal energy technologies.

Alternative Energy Certificate
Alternative Energy Technologies Certificate (Plan 24EN)


The website URL for the undergraduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused undergraduate minors, concentrations and certificates:
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