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Liaison Carolyn Shafer
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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Pratt Institute
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Carl Zimring
Professor of Sustainability Studies
Social Science and Cultural Studies
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:

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:

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

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(s), including the year the program was created:

Certificate Program in Sustainable Design (approved in 2017)

Using an inter-disciplinary and collaborative approach, Pratt’s Sustainable Design Certificate program covers sustainable design processes, practices, and materials to address real-world challenges, while highly encouraging research and innovation. The program is based on whole systems thinking, engaging the design process with nature’s processes and designs in the context of societal systems.

Hands-on studio practice combined with lectures, workshops and research, where students develop creative problem-solving skills to design challenges. Integration with the design and sustainability communities at Pratt provides students and alumni rich networking opportunities. Students have access to Pratt’s cutting edge sustainable design resources, such as Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Strategies, which houses a sustainable materials research center. The program is for all those engaged in the design industry, design education, or related professions, who seek to enhance their knowledge and skillset in sustainable design.

Start the program in the fall, spring, or summer!


This certificate program requires the successful completion of 108 hours of study, corresponding to five core courses.

XCSI 318 Sustainable Design Foundation – Waivable upon portfolio approval
XCSI 319 Sustainable Design Theory & Practice
XCSI 320 Sustainable Processes and Materials
XCSI 309 Biomimicry
XCSI 311 Design for Environmental Quality

NOTE: Also available in the Summer: Two-Week Summer Intensives

XCSI 309 Biomimicry Intensive (Can replace the XCSI 309 Biomimicry Course)
XCSI 311 Design for Environmental Quality Intensive (Can replace the XCSI 311 Design for Environmental Quality Course)

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