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Sustainable Design, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_ATSD

Control Number: 22370

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Sustainable Design specialization certificate prepares students to engage in Environmental Design as a balance of natural and man-made systems and resources and will prepare students pursuing further studies and careers in Architecture, Environmental Design, Landscape Design, Planning, and Sustainable Design.

Program Outcome

The Sustainable Design specialization certificate prepares students to design, develop, analyze, and promote sustainable environmental design practices. 

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ARCH A101Introduction to Environmental Sustainability1
ARCH A185Environmental Design Systems4
ARCH A102Introduction to Environmental Studies3
HORT A190California Friendly Landscape2
HORT A100Horticulture Science3
or ESEC A100 Introduction to Environmental Science
ARCH A196Green Building Codes1.5
or ARCH A197 California Energy Code
Total Units14.5

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be
​advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
ARCH A101 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability 1
ARCH A185 Environmental Design Systems 4
ARCH A102 Introduction to Environmental Studies 3
HORT A190 California Friendly Landscape 2
Horticulture Science
or Introduction to Environmental Science
Green Building Codes
or California Energy Code
 Total Units14.5