Design, Planning, Environmental Justice
The Greening the Urban Environment certificate emphasizes energy efficiency and ecological sustainability in the built environment. It offers students an introduction to the technical, ecological, social, and planning fundamentals of sustainable construction projects, preparation for specialized coursework, and minimum qualifications for entry-level employment in public and private green enterprises.
The certificate prepares students for specialized training in this field and career opportunities in energy management, “green” building design and construction, sustainable public planning, and policy development.
Students can either transfer to a four-year institution, or look for work in government agencies, consulting firms, construction, or public works. They will have the opportunity to link this major cooperatively with Laney College’s Architectural Technology and Energy Efficiency programs.
A Certificate of Proficiency will be awarded upon the completion of the following 17 units.
|ENVMT 1||Environmental Careers||1|
|ENVMT 2||Introduction to Sustainable Environmental Systems||3|
|ENVMT 11||Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning||3|
|ENVMT 16*||Introduction to Healthy Community Systems||3|
|ENVMT 20*||Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design||3|
|ENVMT 20L*||Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design Lab||1|
|ENVMT 21*||Sustainable Energy Options||3|
(*) These classes are currently on-hold. Please inquire with our instructors if you would be interested in completing this Certificate.
We encourage you to consult with our Environmental Studies Faculty Advisor before or during your first semester in the program.
By understanding your goals at the beginning of your studies, we can discuss available options, opportunities, and courses that will help you achieve them.
- Associate Degree
- Vocational Certificate
- Transfer to a four-year college or university
- Career change
If you would like to learn more about special topics within this field, you may enjoy the following interdisciplinary classes. While they are helpful for advancing your skills and knowledge, they are not required in order to achieve the Greening the Urban Environment certificate.
|ENVMT 24||Energy Conservation and Auditing||2|
|A/ET Test 1||Sample Training Course||3|
|ENVMT 12 /
|Environmental Racism and Justice||3|
|ENVMT 19||Civilization’s Impact on the Environment:
Psychology of Trashing the Earth
|Environmental Photography and Photo Monitoring I, II||1.5|
|GEOG 1||Physical Geography||3|
|ENVMT 18||Environmental Writing||2.5|
|ENVMT 40||From Tree to Sea:
A Bay Area Environmental Cross Section