Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.70
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
228

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
74

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
32.46

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
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Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

The Georgia Center for Continuing Education
--The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program (Business and Leadership): Prepares students for exciting careers as leaders in the green-collar economy. As a certified sustainability professional, students will be responsible for setting the course and coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy. Millions of new jobs in this rapidly growing sector will be available to people who set themselves apart from the crowd by earning the professional credentials and skills they need to lead sustainable business practices. For complete course details, please visit the ed2go Online Career Training web site. Completion of this course results in completion of the Senior Sustainability Professional certification. Therefore this course is also listed as a certificate program in Part 2 of this credit.
--Human Resources Management Certificate (Human Resources): Ensure you're prepared with our Human Resources Management Certificate designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. Topics include corporate social responsibility and diversity & inclusion.
--Photographing Nature with your Digital Camera (Photography): Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby. In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. Some natural subjects are always too far away or too dangerous to photograph up close. We'll also focus on photographing animals—wild and domesticated, as well as large and small.
--Principles of Turf-grass Management (Turf-grass Management and Gardening): Learn standard turfgrass management practices and procedures. This course covers soils, turfgrass growth, fertilization, mowing, irrigation, weeds, diseases, pesticides, and much more.
--Sports Turf-grass Management (Turf-grass Management and Gardening): This course explains how turfgrass management practices are specifically adapted to sports fields. You'll learn the principles of warm- and cool-season turfgrass establishment, growth, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
--Recertification Online Course for Level II: Introduction to Design (Turf-grass Management and Gardening): This course covers the latest federal and state requirements for land-disturbing activities; the NPDES Permit Program; the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act of 1975; how to outline an Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan; and other related topics.
--Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Shade (Turf-grass Management and Gardening): Learn how to plant, propagate, and care for 18 awesome perennials. You'll learn each plant's origin, characteristics, bloom time, flower structure, and optimum growing conditions.
--Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials for the Sun (Turf-grass Management and Gardening): Learn how to plant, propagate, and care for 20 awesome perennials. You'll learn each plant's origin, characteristics, bloom time, flower structure, and optimum growing conditions.
--Purchasing (Governmental Training): This NASBA-approved course covers the entire purchasing process. Some of the topics you will cover include the various roles and qualifications of purchasing professionals, different methods of purchasing, proper supporting documentation, and purchasing ethics.
--Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials (Governmental Training): Learn how to establish sound personnel policies and procedures. This course reviews the performance management and appraisal process, recruiting and selection, interviewing, hiring and retaining staff, compensation and benefits, and legal issues. Topics include social responsibility and diversity & inclusion.
--Management Ethics and Values-Based Decision-Making (Healthcare and Pharmacy): Explore the basic principles of ethics and see how they apply in the health care management.
--Science/Math (Teaching, Training, and Education): Gain new insights and discover new resources and strategies to help your students master mathematical and scientific problem-solving.
--Technology (Teaching, Training, and Education): Learn about web site technology, navigating the Internet, teaching smarter with new tech, and integrating software and web publishing into your classroom experience.
--Certified Green Supply Chain Professional: The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training course will give you the specialized knowledge to enable a company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals through global sourcing, materials management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development. This course will help you learn the essentials of green product standards and labeling as well as how to work with sustainable suppliers, implement sustainable business practices, apply lean and green manufacturing strategies, and integrate these practices across the extended supply chain.
--Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): The Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate course is designed to educate candidates on the cutting edge green building and sustainable design practices, and enables participants to designate that expertise with an internationally recognized professional credential. Developed and backed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Associate course and its credential have gained national and global notoriety.
https://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/courses

UGA Extension offers sustainability-related continuing education courses, certifications, and programs of the following categories;
--Curricula and Lesson Plans (5)
--Horticulture and Environment (8)
--Family, Community, and Wellness (8)
--Production Agriculture (13)
--Food Preservation, Safety, and Manufacturing (10)
--Youth Programs (5)
--Green Industry (7)
https://extension.uga.edu/programs-services.html


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

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

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program will prepare you for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy. As a certified sustainability professional, you’ll be responsible for setting the course and coordinating an enterprise's sustainability strategy. Millions of new jobs in this rapidly growing sector will be available to people who set themselves apart from the crowd by earning the professional credentials and skills they need to lead sustainable business practices. For complete course details, please visit the ed2go Online Career Training web site.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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170 total from the Georgia Center
58 total from UGA Extension

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