Sustainability Management Certificate of Professional Preparation
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.
Getting Started: Summer Term 2021
March 15: Financial Aid
May 3: Application
May 10: Classes Begin
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.
- Chris Beehner, Program Manager
- School of Business, Health and
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Tuition and Fees*
|Tuition and Fees||$1,799|
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|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.
Sustainability professionals help organizations achieve their goals by ensuring that their business practices are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Sustainability managers come from diverse backgrounds, have different job titles and perform a broad range of duties. Sustainability managers are responsible for developing and implementing an organization's sustainability plans and presenting these plans to senior staff. They might also be responsible for ensuring that an organization is in compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. Many sustainability managers rely on their public relations and communications skills to work with concerned citizens in local communities.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Sustainability Analyst
- Sustainability Coordinator
- Sustainability Manager
- Director of Sustainability
- Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
- Resilience Manager
Though the outlook of each career path will vary, on the whole, sustainability careers are growing rapidly. Sustainability is a burgeoning industry that is growing as technology advances and the world's usual natural resources become more and more scarce. Green jobs and careers in sustainability are also beginning to replace jobs that once existed in now-dead industries, resulting in a rapid growth rate. Source: EnvironmentalScience.org
Although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not have wage data specifically for sustainability occupations, you can view information on sustainability careers on the BLS Green Jobs website. Nationally, careers in sustainability offer competitive salaries.