Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Don Jardine
Academic Chair
Environmental Sustainability & Development School of Trades & Technology
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

This program prepares students to meet the growing needs of employers in the rapidly expanding field of alternative energy, sustainability and energy systems management. Students are involved in energy auditing and modelling of existing conventional heating and lighting systems, as well as specifying energy efficiency improvements for residential and commercial buildings. Students learn how to analyze site characteristics, client needs and to advise on improving energy efficiency through building design/renovation, HVAC system improvements and the addition of renewable energy.

Energy Sustainability Engineering Technologists are trained in the sizing, specification and commissioning of building systems, process equipment and renewable energy systems. Beyond alternative and renewable energy systems, Energy Sustainability Engineering Technologists develop a strong understanding of how society consumes and produces energy in our building systems.

With the use of industry-recognized software, graduates are able to make recommendations for the improvement of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.


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Natural Resources Environmental Technology

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Sustaining our natural resources, so they can be used and enjoyed by present and future generations, is critical to the health of our environment. Careers are available in a wide range of occupations: from field technicians to environmental assessors.

This program combines practical and theoretical skills to prepare graduates to work in environmental and related industries. To keep pace with the increasing requirement for environmental technology workers, all courses are presented from an environmental sustainability perspective. Students spend a considerable amount of time participating in outdoor labs. Students also develop an integrated resource management plan from start to finish – design, data collection, data compilation and recommendations to improve habitat.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
No

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