Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.17
Liaison Emily Vollmer
Submission Date May 16, 2024

STARS v2.2

Virginia Tech
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.94 / 5.00 Shelly Jobst
Associate Director of Operations and Program Services
Continuing & Professional Education
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:
673

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
66

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:
9.81

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Study Abroad

· Finland & Estonia

· Iceland

· Spain

Ø Certificate in Systems Leadership and Innovation for Sustainable Development

Ø Environmental and Sustainability Management Systems Webinar

Ø GENEDGE Lean Six Sigma Accelerated Green Belt

Ø GENEDGE Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Ø Housing Camp - Human Factors in Zero Energy Housing

Ø Lean Executive Overview

Ø Lean Management for Practitioners

Ø Principles of Lean Manufacturing: Experiential Learning Workshop

Ø Promoting Careers in Aquaculture

Ø Smart City Challenge

Ø Smart City Works Demo Day

Ø Smart One Water Workshop & Conference

Ø Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Education - Essentials of Asset Management Certificate Program

Ø Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Education Annual Conference

Ø Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Education: Advanced Topics for Asset Management Certificate Course

Ø Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Education: Asset Management Implementation Plan

Ø Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management Education: Fundamental Topics for Asset Management

Ø VA Dept. of Education Energy Supply: Sustainability and Efficiency Course Teacher Professional Development

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water – Monthly Water Quality Broadcast

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: American Rescue Plan Act, Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (ARPA)

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Asset Management, Budgeting, Rate Structure

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Communication, Leadership, Ethics, & Teamwork

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Cross Connection Control: Regulation and Best Management Practices

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Disinfection Practices

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Harmful Algal Blooms - A Threat to the Waters of the World

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Hydraulic Transients

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Leadership and Effective Utility Management

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Membrane Technology in Drinking Water Treatment

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Meters, Metering Systems, & Accuracy

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Methods for Addressing a Variety of Inorganic Contaminants in Water Treatment Plant Operations

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Virginia

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Sample Collection, Analysis & Interpretation

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Successful Engineer and Owner Navigation of Traditional and Alternate Delivery Construction Projects

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Water Quality Broadcast: Water, Wastewater, Utility Management

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water - Basic Groundwater Course for Small Systems

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Applied Math and Basic Science for Waterworks Operators

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Asset Management Implementation Plan

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Contaminants of Concern: Chemistry, Toxicity, and Treatment

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: CPE Broadcast Series: Classifying Water Main Break Types, Waterworks' Responsive Actions and Distribution System Disinfection Practices

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: CPE Broadcast Series: Managing the Assets of a Water Distribution System

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Hands-On Training at a Full-Scale Water Plant

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Operation and Maintenance of Distribution Systems

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Water Quality Broadcast: Applied Chemistry

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Water Quality Broadcast: Coagulation, Flocculation and Residuals

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water: Water Treatment Process at Full Scale Water Plants

Ø VDH Office of Drinking Water CPE Broadcast Series: Asset Management and Rate Impacts

Ø Virginia Green Leadership Training

Ø Virginia Tech Water Treatment Plant Operators Short School

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

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 Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center at Virginia Tech offers an educational program in Water Infrastructure Asset Management titled “SWIMeD”. The center launched the certificate program in 2018. The Essentials of Asset Management Certificate prepares participants with the skills and know-how needed to address the critical infrastructure asset management demands of utilities, water systems, local governments, and other entities operating in the water industry. For more information: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/swim/certificate/index.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
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