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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Business Leadership Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term program in Sustainable Business Leadership leading to a Certificate of Completion (CC) and an entry level position in the industry. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in longer courses of study to complete additional certificates or associate degrees in General Business or other areas of interest. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business should follow the Business Associate in Arts (AA-DTA) direct transfer degree planning guide.

Certificate of Completion - 15 Credits

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

Placement into ENGL& 101  or BTWRT 215  and placement into MATH 070  or BUS 102 .

Program Requirements

Core Requirements

* Courses offered once per year, during the quarter listed.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Program Advisor:

Ailsa Kellam
206-546-4657 akellam@shoreline.edu Rm 1410

Program Information:

Length of Program: 15 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/busad/genbusad.aspx


Sustainable Business Leadership -What is it?

Sustainable business is a commitment to ecologically sustainable business practices, such as renewing energy, recycling products, building green, investing green and using our resources efficiently. This short-term certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership focuses on sustainable business practices to include marketing and business strategies that promote green business. Courses compliment other advanced degrees or working professionals interested in sustainable business leadership. For advanced study, consider additional certificates, Associate in Applied Arts and Science (AAAS) degrees in General Business or Marketing, or transfer to a university.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program -by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of Business in society and the importance of sustainable business practices.
  2. Identify and describe sustainable business initiatives and marketing practices.
  3. Create and diagram sustainable business systems.
  4. Develop sustainability assessments and report on sustainability progress.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership?

Employees and employers, business and government leaders, families, students and educators can incorporate knowledge of sustainable business practices into current or new positions. Depending on level of education and skills, positions may include: Sustainability Managers, Home Energy Specialist, Green Investment Managers, Sales Representative, Marketing Specialist, Sustainability Specialist, Advocate or Trainer.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, public and private schools-basically, any business or organization that subscribes to clean, renewable energy, resource efficiency and environmental care. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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