Academic Certificate in Sustainability

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SSH111 Sustainable Cities G, HU, SB 3
SUS110 Sustainable World SB 3
RE Restricted Elective 3–4
RE Restricted Elective 3–4
RE Restricted Elective 3–4

Restricted Electives

Students must select three focus area classes.

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ASM104 Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution SB, SG 4
BIO105 Environmental Biology SQ 4
CHM107 and
Chemistry and Society and Chemistry and Society Laboratory SQ in combo w/ CHM107LL and SQ in combo w/ CHM107 4
COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication C, G, SB 3
FON135 Sustainable Cooking 3
ECN212 Microeconomic Principles SB 3
EPS150 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ENV101 Introduction to Environmental Science SG 4
GLG110 and
Geological Disasters and the Environment and Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab G; SQ in combo w/ GLG111 and G and SQ in combo w/ GLG110 4
GPH113 Introduction to Physical Geography SQ 4
PHI216 Environmental Ethics HU 3
PSY132 Psychology and Culture C, G, SB 3
SBU200 Society and Business G, SB 3
SUS100 Introduction to Sustainability G 3
SCT100 Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments 3

Course Area Key