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Top Certificate Programs in Sustainability Studies

A certificate is a program of study that focuses on a particular topic. Completion of the program generally means that the student has taken the necessary courses and passed the necessary training and tests. Generally, a certificate takes at least two years to complete.

What is a certificate in sustainability studies? Many relevant topics go into an advanced degree studying sustainability. One certificate option focuses on industry and how antiquated standards can be replaced by more practical solutions. Other programs focus on climate change, different perspectives on the issue, and the effects of humans on the climate. Another sustainability topic is housing and how to develop support services. Certificates in sustainability range from the science to the politics of renewability.

Pursuing a certificate can help a person become relatable, innovative, and conscientious. Sustainability programs typically require a lot of communication and many different viewpoints, which teaches the students to better relate to diverse people by being accepting and creative. Graduates are also often conscientious of resources, which influences their everyday lives.

Sustainability certificates cover a wide array of topics, and they are offered by many universities worldwide. These variations contribute to the range of costs from program to program.

Completion of a sustainability certificate opens many paths for graduates. A possible career option is to become a housing officer, managing housing support. Another job that a student might pursue is one in agriculture. These jobs include naturalist, greenhouse overseer, and horticulture technician. Graduates could alternatively consider jobs as architects or civil engineers. In these positions, the certificate in sustainability could be used to optimize zero-energy-consumption buildings. Finally, this certificate might lead to jobs as a researcher who investigates ways to produce and protect crops.

Certificates in sustainability are offered around the world and online for convenient scheduling options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Sustainability Studies

E-Learning University of Athens

This online course is the outcome of the collaboration of the University of Athens with the International Union of Architects - ARES Int. WP and is grounded on distance l ... [+]

This online course is the outcome of the collaboration of the University of Athens with the International Union of Architects - ARES Int. WP and is grounded on distance learning with its base being the educational system of E-Learning Programme of the Center for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UOA). The course fees for the first 25 applicants will be 700 euros.

The aim of the whole module is the Vocational Training and Education mainly for architects and other related specializations such as Civil Engineers and/or other engineering scientists dealing with issues of planning, evaluation, and optimization for buildings of zero energy by the positive energy balance.... [-]

Greece Athens
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26 weeks
Online
Windward Community College

The Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Agriculture is a competency-based program designed for people interested in working in aquaponics-related fields, with a spec ... [+]

The Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Agriculture is a competency-based program designed for people interested in working in aquaponics-related fields, with a special emphasis on sustainable practices and traditional Hawaiian practices.

You are eligible to apply if you:

Are 18 years of age or older, or Have earned a U.S. high school diploma, GED or equivalency

International Student requirements and information

Submit an application if you are:

Not currently enrolled at any of the UH system campuses A first-time college student A returning student (a person who previously attended but is not currently enrolled at any other UH campus) A transf... [-]
USA Honolulu
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
edX

Learn how to implement sustainability best practices to create and host a successful, sustainable major sport event. ... [+]

Learn how to implement sustainability best practices to create and host a successful, sustainable major sport event.

There are over 50 major sport events taking place every year across the world. While these events impact on natural resources represent significant project expenditure and impact on workers across industries, they also pose great benefits and can create a legacy for the host city, country or region.

The Sustainability & Major Sport Events professional certificate program looks at the key sustainability factors to consider how a major sport event can be leveraged to build a lasting legacy that improves efficiency, promotes conservation of resources and adds significant value to the host community.... [-]

USA Cambridge
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
16 weeks
Online
VERITAS

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conserva ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 16

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Tropical Environmental Sciences Tropical Ecology Tropical Marine Biology Freshwater Ecology Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica Wildcats of Costa Rica (felides) Tropical Botany: Useful plants Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species Marine Mammals of Costa Rica Tropical Birds Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
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Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Urban Justice and Sustainability is a post-master’s program for working professionals. The CAGS program will enhance ... [+]

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Urban Justice and Sustainability is a post-master’s program for working professionals. The CAGS program will enhance your skillset helping you to be more effective in advancing urban justice and sustainability through public policy and planning practice, research, and activism.

Overview

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) program is a hybrid online plus on-campus graduate certificate offered over the course of one year through the Tufts Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP). With the majority of your studies occurring online, the structure enables you to study at a top-ranked university while continuing to work full-time. Coursework includes two five-day on-campus summer intensive courses and four online courses taken during the academic year. The certificate is rooted intellectually in three inter-related policy/planning themes: social justice, sustainability, and community engagement.... [-]

USA Medford
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Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The new LinkEd e-learning cou ... [+]

A course of Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy FinanceClimate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The new LinkEd e-learning course on Climate & Renewable Energy Finance enables participants to understand two different perspectives towards this issue. On the one hand, the course deals with so-called “market failures” that affect appropriate investments in the sector and shows the policy instruments which are available to correct those shortcomings. On the other hand, the course covers the project financing perspective with a focus on the specifics of Renewable Energy financing including policy and regulation.The course provides applicable content that will help to achieve personal career objectives and make an impact on the bottom line of participants’ institutions. It is a 6-month part-time certification program that matches individual schedules. It is up to the participant when and where to study. This allows balancing a busy workload and family obligations with an intellectually stimulating programme.Interested?The first Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance (CECRF) will start in March 2014. Registration is possible from December 2013.Course ContentIntroduction into climate & renewable energy finance Basics of renewable energy technologies and their role in the overall energy mix Environmental economics and international climate politics Climate finance and the investor’s perspective on RE investments Case studies of private sector financed RE projects and support programmesTuition FeesThe regular tuition fee is EUR 1,100. If you register by January 15, 2014, the... [-]

Germany Frankfurt
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Part-time
6 months
Online
Maastricht School of Management

The Value Chain Analysis program mainly targets participants from non-European countries and/or NGOs who are active in these countries. ... [+]

Contributing to economic and social development The Value Chain Analysis program mainly targets participants from non-European countries and/or NGOs who are active in these countries.

Over the past decades, the processes that bring along our (agro) industrial products and services have been segmented and moved to dispersed locations around the globe. The global or regional value chains that resulted from this process offer national economies the opportunity to specialize in individual stages. However, the extent to which participation in global value chains positively contributes to domestic development goals depends on the conditions under which domestic industry and farming can participate in these chains. The institutional context (such as government regulation) is crucial to led value chains offer domestic companies opportunities for upgrading, acquiring advanced technology, for creating new jobs, with learning opportunities, more inclusiveness and sustainability in production.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
December 2019
Full-time
5 days
Campus