Our Programs

  • Certificate of Achievement (COA) (18 units)
  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (COAA) (29 units)
  • AA Degree (90 units)
  • NOTE: The course requirements are set in a "step-ladder"-type fashion such that, in earning the AA Degree, students will also earn both Certificates of Achievement (COA & COAA) as well!

Specific course requirements are outlined forth below. Course descriptions can be found here.

Questions? Contact Jeff Staudinger, ERM&P2 Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor, at  staudingerjeff@deanza.edu or 408.864.5318.

Certificate of Achievement (18 units):

Certificate of Achievement Description and Course Requirements, 2017-18 (PDF)

Required Courses:

Course Title Units When Offered*
ES 50 Intro to Environmental Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention 2 FWSp
ES 6 Intro to Environmental Law 4 FSp
ES 61 Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention:    
  A: Air, Water, & Land 3 W
  B: Energy, Chemicals & Waste 3 Sp
ES 62 Environmental Management Tools: (COMPLETE 2 OF 4) 6  
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Metrics   W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs)   W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)   Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles   Sp
TOTAL   18  

* Based on prior year’s course schedule, subject to change – check the actual course schedule when released; all courses to be offered at least once per year.
F: Fall; W: Winter; Sp: Spring; Su: Summer

Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (29 units)

 Certificate of Achievement Description and Course Requirements, 2017-18 (PDF)

Required Courses:

Course Title Units When Offered*
All COA Courses Noted Above 18 See Above
PLUS      
ES 56 Intro to Environmental Health 4 F
ES 62 Env Mgmt Tools: (COMPLETE 2 NOT TAKEN FOR COA) 6  
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Metrics   W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs)   W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)   Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles   Sp
ES 64 AB 32 (Cal Global Warming Solutions Act) 1 F
TOTAL   29  

* Based on prior year’s course schedule, subject to change – check the actual course schedule when released; all courses to be offered at least once per year.
F: Fall; W: Winter; Sp: Spring; Su: Summer

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree (90 units)

AA Degree Description and Course Requirements, 2017-18 (PDF)

Required Courses:

Course Title Units When Offered*
FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (14 units)
ES 1 Intro to Environmental Studies 4 FWSpSu
ES 2 Humans, the Environment & Sustainability 4 FWSpSu
ESCI 1 Environmental Science 4 FWSpSu
ESCI 1L Environmental Science Lab 1 FWSpSu
ES 95 Intro to Environmental Careers 1 FWSp
CORE ERM&P2 MAJOR COURSES (29 units)
ES 50 Intro to Environmental Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention 2 FWSp
ES 6 Intro to Environmental Law 4 FSp
ES 56 Intro to Environmental Health 4 F
ES 61 Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention:    
  A: Air, Water, & Land 3 W
  B: Energy, Chemicals & Waste 3 Sp
ES 62 Environmental Management Tools:    
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Metrics 3 W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs) 3 W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) 3 Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles 3 Sp
ES 64 AB 32 (Cal Global Warming Solutions Act) 1 F
ELECTIVE COURSES (complete 9 units overall)
ES 58 Intro to Green Building 1 FWSp
ES 63 Agenda 21: Blueprint for Sustainability 1 Sp
ES 65 Environmental Stewardship 1 WSu
ES 66 Environmental Leadership 1 WSu
ES 67 Environmental Team-Building 1 Sp
ES 68 Community-Based Coalitions & Stakeholders 1 Sp
ES 70 Intro to Energy Management Technology 1 FWSpSu
ES 76 Energy Star Products 1 FSpSu
ES 76A Solar Thermal Systems 1 W
ES 79 Renewable & Alternative Energy Systems 1 FWSu
ESCI 61 Intro to Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology 3 F
GENERAL EDUCATIONAL (GE) PLUS ELECTIVE COURSES (38 units)
  Various 38  
TOTAL   90  

* Based on prior year’s course schedule, subject to change – check the actual course schedule when released; all courses to be offered at least once per year.
F: Fall; W: Winter; Sp: Spring; Su: Summer

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