Sustainability Management Certificate of Professional Preparation

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For an increasing number of businesses, the bottom line is not only profit, but also the planet. As organizations add sustainability to their business goals, the need for skilled professionals to develop, implement and manage sustainable initiatives that create value is growing. With this certificate, you’ll learn proactive strategies to help businesses thrive while reducing their ecological footprint and benefiting their communities.

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Getting Started: Spring Term 2022

Sept. 30:  Financial Aid

Jan. 3:  Application

Jan. 10:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Industry-driven curriculum: Courses were developed with input from the regional business community and economic development agencies.
  • Flexible schedule: Courses are offered online, so you can study when and where you want.
  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are industry-focused with real-world and classroom expertise.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than Florida's universities.

Additional Information

  • Chris Beehner, Program Manager
  • School of Business, Health and
    Public Safety
Sustainability Management
Type: Certificate of Professional Preparation
Major Code: SUSTMGT-BC
CIP: 5553033010

Program Description

Program Admission

Available Course Course Not Offered Spring 2022
This course covers the introduction to the theory and practice of managing formal organizations, including planning, organization theory, human behavior and control.
This course covers the introduction of the theory and practice of operations research and logistics.
This course covers a complete and comprehensive review of human resource management concepts.
This course is intended to provide an overview of concepts, tools and techniques necessary to build and operate a sustainable organization. Topics covered include the role of leadership in sustainability, organizational design issues, capital investment, costing and risk management systems, incentives and rewards, measurement of social, environmental and economic impacts, green marketing concepts and internal and external reporting.
This course introduces students to assessment tools, design and construction considerations and operating planning requirements for sustainable enterprises. Students will learn about the ecological and economic benefits of sustainability/green practices. Additionally, they will learn how product, process and service decisions affect sustainable enterprise concepts. Today's enterprises focus on social and environmental challenges, marketing, supply chain decisions, recycling, reusing, reconditioning and other product and service decisions in order to realize a competitive advantage. This course will focus on best practices, case studies, evolving trends and experimental efforts regarding sustainable/green systems.
This course is intended to provide an overview of the principles of sustainability regarding the natural environment. Topics covered include the effects of mitigation of air, land and water pollution, soil erosion and resource extraction, climate change and threats to biodiversity.
This course explores Issues of community resiliency and sustainability specific to emergency and crisis management. Other topics to be covered include public policy and management, urban planning and development, and community sociology.
The rapid growth of tourism worldwide has created many challenges and opportunities for established and emerging tourism destinations. This course looks at how to conduct a tourism assessment to examine tourism potential and how to measure the potential costs and benefits of a tourism development program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic program.
Total Credits: 18

Students enrolled in Seminole State College’s baccalaureate degree programs must demonstrate foreign language proficiency. Students who have previously received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from this requirement. Additionally, per Florida Statute 1007.25, “Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 and thereafter, coursework for an associate in arts degree shall include demonstration of competency in a foreign language.” Please refer to this catalog's Graduation Requirements section for specific requirements on Foreign Language Proficiency .

Honors in the Major is an indication that the student pursues academic excellence and exhibits leadership qualities. The Honors in the Major Program is designed to encourage the best juniors and seniors to do classwork and projects that expose them to the latest in technology and methodology. Refer to the Honors in the Major section of this catalog for details.

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Tuition and Fees*

Seminole State
Tuition and Fees$1,799
Room and Board-0-
Books and Supplies$500

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on 15 total credit hours for this program in the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 terms for in-state students. Book expenses are estimates and may vary by course. Lab fees and other fees that may assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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