Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.64
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Technical College
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Casey Meehan
Director of Sustainability and Resilience
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Building Science and Energy Management

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Building Science and Energy Management examines the built environment and how it relates to energy using the latest research, tools, and technology available. Students gain hands-on experience working with community projects and in living laboratories in Western’s state-of-the-art facilities. Study topics include energy auditing, energy management, renewable energy systems, and integrated design.
The focus of the program is to prepare students for entry-level work in the growing renewable energy, energy efficiency, and building systems industry.


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Landscape Horticulture Technician

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program (2nd program):

Students learn to evaluate landscape construction systems, determine suitability of plants for placement, understand turf management, identify common landscape pests, and be able to identify soils and correct soil deficiencies, all with principles of sustainability in mind.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Solar Installation Technician

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

The Solar Installation Technician certificate is designed to address the needs of regional utility power suppliers that offer renewable energy options, as well as private companies that provide solar solutions for residential, commercial, non-profit, and government sectors. Western has several solar panel systems that not only provide power to buildings, but offer the perfect, real-life training opportunity. This certificate is a pathway into the Building Science and Energy Management associate’s degree.


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