Academic Certificate in Sustainability

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

AC Sustainability

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise within a student's desired focus area of Sustainability. The focus areas are established within and among the foundational pillars of Sustainability (social - environmental - economic).

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Explore the sustainable interaction between human and natural systems.
  2. Analyze the concept of sustainable development within local, regional, and global contexts.

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must select three focus area classes
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENV101Introduction to Environmental Science4
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography4
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
PSY132Psychology and Culture3
SBU200Society and Business3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments3

This Academic Certificate is associated with the

Cultural Science Department


All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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Major: 6240N
First Term: 2019 Spring
Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15-18
CIPS code: 03.0104
SOC codes: 13-1199.05, 11-9199.02, 19-2041.00, 11-1011.03, 19-4061.01
Initiating College:
Program Availability: - CG, GC, MC, PV, RS, SM
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council:
Last Updated: 01/13/2020