Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 40.74
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.30 / 5.00 Layton Cooper
Employer Relations
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

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

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

Biofuel Production Operations
Indoor Environmentalist
Wind Energy
ICD-Fast Track Course
Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments

JJC publishes and distributes a catalog to all its residents in the district including a website: http://www.jjc.edu/community-education/Documents/continuing-education-catalog.pdf

Sustainable courses can be found on page 31 under "Green/Renewable Energy Careers"

JJC offers gardening classes including:
1. Rain Gardens
2. Butterfly Gardening
3. Award Winning Lawns and Landscaping
4. Growing Roses
5. Planting a Perennial Paradise
6. Design You Own Landscape
7. Gardening – Bees

The classes are designed to create beautiful gardens but also help control storm water and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. We need to support pollinators by planting native gardens and plants that attract animals, birds, and insects including bees and butterflies. This will provide food, shelter areas and a safe habitat for them. We also need to educate the community about the importance of pollinators in our natural environment as well as our gardens. JJC provides these ideas through its continuing education programs held each semester.

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

A brief description of the certificate program:

Year the certificate program was created:

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