Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 7.00 Jacob Park
Associate Professor of Business Strategy and Sustainability
Environment Studies and Management Division
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:
No

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
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Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program:

In the fall of 2009, Green Mountain College introduced the Renewable Energy and EcoDesign (REED) certificate, an undergraduate program designed to help students explore the renewable energy and green building fields. It reflects the same characteristics as GMC’s award-winning Environmental Liberal Arts curriculum: the program is field-based and interdisciplinary.

REED program benefits include:

* REED certification, a valuable credential for a career in the renewable energy and green building fields;
* A program that has been designed in part for students desiring continuing education in REED fields.
* Mentoring by expert GMC faculty and leading practitioners in the EcoDesign and renewable energy fields;
* A hands-on practicum that allows you to practice classroom theory in real-world projects;
* Preparation for two national standards exams—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP).

Green Mountain College is small enough that we do not have a distinct continuing education department, but we have offered the REED certificate to continuing education students.


Year the certificate program was created:
2,009

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

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