Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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Colorado State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
2,944

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
584

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
19.84

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:

See attached spreadsheet for a detailed inventory of all non-credit courses that address sustainability at CSU (includes CSU Extension, Online Plus, Free Online Courses (MOOC), Colorado State Forest Service, and OSHR Lifelong Learning Institute).


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:

CSU Offers the Following non-credit Sustainability-Related Certificate Programs:

Sustainable Community Development Certificate
Enhance your ability to empower people through sustainable community development. This program uses a flexible, participatory approach to learning. Rather than teaching prescriptive solutions to community problems, you will learn how to use the community's input and vision to create options and solutions that truly meet community needs.

Land Stewardship Badge
Those who own, live on and manage small-acreage properties are responsible for a variety of natural resources, including soil, water, air, plants, and animals (SWAPA). It is important to manage these resources sustainably to ensure the land remains healthy for crop and animal production, ecological diversity, and preservation for future generations. The Land Stewardship program offers online training to help you understand the fundamentals of sustainable land and resource management.

Integrated Sustainability Management Program
Understand how to lead and manage sustainable corporate responsibility initiatives.

Native Plant Master
Native Plant Masters receive extensive training in water-saving landscaping techniques and the importance of native plants in natural ecosystems in order to educate thousands of Coloradans across the state.
http://conativeplantmaster.colostate.edu/

For more information:
https://www.online.colostate.edu/certificates/professional-development.dot

Additionally, CSU offers many online for credit sustainability related certificates including:

Conservation Actions with Lands, Animals and People
To solve today's complex conservation issues, professionals need a broad understanding of key elements affecting environments and the relationships between lands, wildlife, and people. This online natural resources certificate prepares you with the tools, methods, theories, and action steps that help identify conservation problems and the means to develop, implement, and evaluate proposed solutions. Upon completion, you will be able to critically identify root issues that cause problems and the stakeholders involved, and then recommend desired outcomes.
https://www.online.colostate.edu/certificates/conservation-actions/

Systems Engineering
This certificate program prepares engineers or other professionals in aerospace technology, energy, biosciences, or environmental resources to lead systems engineering development from concept creation to production.

Applied Global Stability Water Resources
Students learn water resources planning, management, or policy with this online graduate certificate addressing an array of water issues in Colorado and the western United States. This certificate concentrates on water resources planning and management, engineering hydrology and irrigation systems. Expand your knowledge with case studies and applied exercises.

Sustainable Military Lands Management
Gain the knowledge and skills to work with the rapidly evolving practices, technologies, and analytical tools necessary to support conservation and sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense lands.

For more information:
https://www.online.colostate.edu/certificates/undergraduate.dot


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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