ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB IN
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN?
Certificate of Specialization (CS)
Sustainable environmental design specialties are considered the cutting edge of “green” job technologies. Beginning this fall, St. Louis Community College is offering classes in environmental design with options in interior design, architecture and landscaping.
The classes are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the rapidly growing field of sustainable environmental design. Students will learn to use core concepts, design strategies and green building technologies for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and areas that minimize our impact on the natural environment, are more energy efficient, and are healthier for both humans and natural environmental systems. This course of study will prepare students to apply for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate exam.
Classes, with three specialty areas, are ideal for any working professionals in the architectural, landscaping, interior design and other related fields, or for students currently enrolled in these disciplines. Classes meet one night per week with additional hours required online. Students may complete a sequence of six classes in one of the three specialty areas in as little as two semesters and earn 16 credit hours.
- For information on the job outlook in the sustainable environmental design profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
Sustainable Environmental Design (CS) 16 Credits
|Certificate of Specialization|
|Program Total: 16 credits|
|ARC:102||Introduction to Sustainable Environments||3|
|ARC:125||Sustainable Materials and Technologies in the Built Environment||3|
|ARC:116||Green Design Strategies and Applications in Architecture (or)|
|ARC:117||Green Design Strategies and Applications in Interior Design (or)|
|ARC:118||Green Design Strategies and Applications in Landscape Design||3|
|ARC:119||Sustainable Design Certification Systems and LEED GA Preparation||3|
|ARC:206||Topics in the Sustainable Architectural Environment (or)|
|ARC:207||Topics in the Sustainable Interior Environment (or)|
|ARC:231||Applications in Integrated Sustainable Design||3|
What is sustainable environmental design?
Who will be teaching the sustainable environmental design courses?
How long does it take to complete the certificate?
How are classes scheduled and where do they meet?
What does the program cost?
Who do I contact for more information?
What kind of job can I get with this certificate?
More and more sustainable environmental design will be incorporated into all facets of architecture, landscape design and interior design. Professionals with “green” technology training will set themselves apart from others, leading to higher quality job opportunities.
How much will I earn after I get a job?
Will these courses help prepare me for LEED or other industry certification?
What are the requirements to get into the program?
The Sustainable Environmental Design program is offered at our Meramec campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.