Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.40 / 5.00 Leah Smith
Project Manager
Extended University Programs
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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:

1. The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training Program will give you the education you need to begin an exciting career in biofuel production. 
2. Learn all about the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification and jumpstart your career in green building by earning the LEED Green Associate credential! The LEED Green Associate credential is for the introductory-level professional who wants to gain a general understanding of all the LEED green building rating systems.
3. The Natural Gas Plant Operations Online Training Program provides you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to begin an exciting career in natural gas plant operations.
4. In this online program, you'll learn the fundamentals of photovoltaic "PV" solar powered energy systems, gaining the knowledge you'll need for an entry level position with a dealer, installer, or other photovoltaic industry company.
5. Wind energy companies are growing exponentially to meet America's demand for clean, renewable, domestic energy. This entry-level Wind Energy Professional Online Training Program prepares you for a career in the wind energy industry. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.
6. Join Nancy Lee Bentley for a lively look at how we can adapt to the changing landscape with a new mindset, key fundamentals and some practical tips, food and lifestyle choices we can use for improving the health of our GUT and immune system, personal and planetary health .

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:

1. The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training Program gives 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.

2. The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Online Training and Certification Program shows how to diagnose, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints. Also to establish a comprehensive IAQ plan specific to your buildings.

3. The Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep online program prepares participants to pass the CIE examination through a series of video lectures on exam topics such as contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, mold remediation, and industry standards and guidelines. 

4. The Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Online Training Program will prepare participants for an exciting career as a leader in the green-collar economy.

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