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Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
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University of California, Santa Cruz
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.66 / 5.00 Shauna Casey
Sustainability Programs Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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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:

Climate Change and AB 32: What it Means for You: After decades as a scientific and political issue, climate change is now emerging as the basis for statutory compliance requirements and market-driven economic activities.

Environmental Fate of Pollutants: This course is an overview of the movements, dispositions and transformations of chemical pollutants within and between environmental compartments, such as air, soil, water and biota.

Waste Stream Management: This course provides detailed coverage of current practices and future trends with regard to minimization, treatment, recycling and disposal of hazardous wastes.

ISO 14001 and Environmental Management Systems: Introduction- The ISO 14000 series of standards, one of the decade's most significant developments in environmental management, presents businesses with many challenges and questions.

Sustainable Business: Fundamentals and Best Practices : This course is about how to incorporate sustainable business practices.

Business Dynamic of Safety and Health Management: Students quanitfy environmental, safety and health program indicators to help determine future direction and resource needs. Crisis communication, current job market trends and business climates for EH&S professionals are also covered.

Hazardous Materials Management, Principles: This course provides a comprehensive overview of key issues in hazardous materials management. Topics include definitions of hazardous substances and hazardous wastes, types of hazardous materials, storage and transportation issues, waste management - including "minimization", recycling, treatment and disposal methods and alternatives, water and air quality issues, industrial hygiene and public health, emergency response planning, regulatory jurisdictions and interactions, and basic management practices.

Regulatory Framework for Toxic and Hazardous Materials: This course covers clean air and water quality

Toxicology, Principles:This course provides information about the adverse effects resulting from the interaction of chemical agents with living systems.

BioSafety: This course, students learn the importance of risk assessment to evaluate hazards associated with biological materials, as well as specific information on biological safety.

Toxics Laws Legislative and Regulation Update: Students learn about changes in environmental health legislation, regulations, and judicial developments

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:

Environmental Health and Safety Management: Environmental safety and health professionals must meet specific requirements to acquire and retain certification. UCSC Extension offers courses in environmental safety and health; hazardous materials; hazardous waste; and occupational safety and health that will solidify your certifications and advance your career.

Our environmental safety and health courses offer hands-on skills as well as high-level management techniques to equip you for success at the highest level. We also regularly offer the HAZWOPER and the mandatory one-day update courses.

Year the certificate program was created:

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

We reported on the total number of courses offered from 2012-15 (a three year period) and counted each course as many times as it was offered in that three year period. We reported on three years in our extension courses because that is what we reported on for our academic courses, and this simplified our data collection process.

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