Art and Design
Note: The Professional Program in Sustainable Design is being discontinued, effective May 1, 2012. No further registrations for the program will be accepted after that date. For all questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 284-1041.
Resource use associated with the industrial development of the past 150 years has the potential to dramatically compromise ecosystems that create and support life on this planet. As society attempts to rapidly change course within existing sociocultural structures and frameworks, green building and sustainable design emerge as ways to reduce the impact of our built environment. Sustainable design seeks to reintegrate human processes with the forms and patterns of natural living systems to create stability and abundance for future generations. Starting with foundational principles of sustainability and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) framework, this program introduces concepts of long-term sustainability, supply chain and regenerative systems. Join our email list to stay informed about this program.
The table contains the required courses for the Professional Program in Sustainable Design, as well as the terms they are typically available for enrollment.
2 Required Courses, 4 Electives, 8 Semester Units (120 Hours of Instruction)
|Required Courses (Core)||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom||Online|
|Principles of Sustainable Design||X400.6||2||Fall
|Practical Applications of Sustainable Design||X470.1||2||Fall
|View ALL Electives FOR THIS PROGRAM||Course Number||Units/ CEU||Classroom||Online|
Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable, and you may choose either format.
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You are free to take individual courses for which prerequisites have been completed. You may enroll in individual courses without registering for the Professional Program in Sustainable Design.
Designed with the working professional in mind, this year-long program focuses on developing the knowledge needed by architects, designers, builders, developers, project managers and other decision makers who want to be leaders in the green building revolution. Learn from industry professionals to build a sustainability portfolio and advance in your field.
There are no prerequisites for the Professional Program in Sustainable Design, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.
The curriculum consists of 2 required courses and 4 electives for a minimum of 8 semester units (120 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.
All coursework must be completed within two 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 $3,080 (not including course materials or registration fee), depending on electives taken. Course fees are subject to change.
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