Engineering and Technology
Note: The Professional Program in Sustainability and Energy is being discontinued, effective July 9, 2012. No further registrations for the program will be accepted. Currently registered students should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 642-4151.
Focus on energy use and its impact on the environment in the Professional Program in Sustainability and Energy. Understand the impact of current energy use patterns on climate change. Learn about climate change law, such as California's AB 32 and its impact on local government and businesses. Examine energy and sustainability from the perspectives of technology, municipal planning and policy. With the specialized knowledge you gain from this program—which is designed for professionals working in both the public and private sectors, from government agencies and nonprofit organizations to utility companies, energy consulting firms and other businesses—you are prepared to manage energy use and develop successful sustainable energy strategies. Join our email list to stay informed about this program.
The table contains the required courses for the Professional Program in Sustainability and Energy, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
2 Academic Credit Courses, 2 One-Day Workshops
2 Semester Units, 1.4 ceu (44 Hours of Instruction)
|Required Courses||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom|
|Introduction to Sustainability Management||0.7 ceu||Spring|
|Climate Change and Law AB 32: What It Means for You||0.7 ceu||Fall|
|Energy for Sustainability: Technology, Planning and Policy
(offered future term)
|Energy Use and Climate Change||X435||1||Fall|
Course availability is subject to change. Courses may be taken in any order, but we recommend that you start the program with Introduction to Sustainability Management.
To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section.
You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Professional Program in Sustainability and Energy.
The curriculum is beneficial if you are a career changer or advancer; working professional in the public or private sector, including public agencies, utilities and energy conservation; energy consultant; business owner; nonprofit organization employee; or sustainability manager. The program is also ideal if you wish to better understand sustainable energy management.
Upon successful completion of the program, you understand the principles of sustainability management and the impact of climate change law on businesses and government; have the necessary skills and knowledge to make assessments and analyze and manage issues related to energy use, climate change and sustainability; and focus your career on clean energy.
General knowledge in energy use, ecosystems and policy issues is recommended but not formally required for the Professional Program in Sustainability and Energy.
The program consists of 2 academic credit courses and 2 one-day workshops for a total of 2 semester units and 1.4 ceu (44 hours of instruction).
All coursework must be completed within three years of registering for the program. However, requirements may be updated based on new developments in the field of study; we recommend completing the curriculum in a timely fashion. For more information, please see the completion requirements and the substitutions, waivers and transfer credit policies.
Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $1,500 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.
Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credits are applicable to Climate Change and Law AB 32: What It Means for You.