Program Director: William Throop, Ph.D.
The aim of this certification is to enhance students’ sustainability education by providing them with practical one-credit courses offered as supplements to standard courses across all majors. These popular courses are designed to enable students to acquire life skills in areas of interest and to explore possible career-related practices, from building and gardening to finance and group facilitation.
Any student who successfully completes six distinct sustainability skills courses will earn a sustainability skills certificate.
Courses eligible for inclusion in the sustainability skills certificate include all of the one-credit courses currently offered with ADE, ANS, RED, REL, SFS prefixes as well as courses from other majors subject to curriculum committee approval.
Students are limited to nine one-credit sustainability courses to count towards the 120-credit graduation requirement.
The following one-credit courses recently offered can be counted towards the sustainability skills certificate. Other skills courses may be offered in subsequent academic years.
ADE 1061 Bike Repair and Maintenance
ANS 1000 Farm Skills: Vet Skills
ANS 1000 Farm Skills: Beekeeping
ANS 1000 Farm Skill: Draft Animal Power
RED 1085 REED Skills: Wood Milling
RED 1085 REED skills: Community Carpentry
RED 1085 REED skills: Woodturning
RED 1085 REED skills: Residential Electrical Work
RED 1085 REED skills: Home Energy Audit
REL 1000: Meditation skills
SFS 1075 Farm Skills: Cheesemaking
SFS 1075 Farm Skills: Wildcrafting
SFS 1075 Farm Skills: Spinning/Wool Crafts
SFS 1211 Intro to Cerridwen Farm