Nov 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Sustainability Coordinator, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $16,908

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee: (if applicable)
  • Books / Course Materials: $3,000 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for careers as sustainability professionals in resource management, corporate social responsibility, environmental protection, recycling, pollution prevention and energy, water or waste reduction analysis. Graduates may work for public agencies, school districts, colleges or universities, non-governmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, private businesses or corporations.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Demonstrate holistic understanding of interdisciplinary subjects related to sustainability including physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, economics, the regulatory environment, and business management
PLO 2 - Develop policies that support the triple bottom line of sustainability: healthy economy, healthy environment, and healthy communities
PLO 3 - Obtain information from public and research libraries, online sources, and regional, national, and international networks
PLO 4 - Demonstrate skills in data collection and analysis, statistical analysis, and basic mathematics
PLO 5 - Perform environmental audits, perform laboratory and field tests, conduct and coordinate research, and prepare written reports for internal and external stakeholders
PLO 6 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes and the ecological, social, and economic costs of challenges to sustainability including pollution, climate change, loss of biodiversity, water quality and supply, and human health
PLO 7 - Apply practical and technical strategies to objectives including pollution prevention, climate change reduction, energy conservation and use of alternative energy, efficient resource use, waste reduction and recycling, LEED and other green building tools, water conservation, stormwater and wastewater management, indoor air quality, transportation, closed loop production and life cycle analysis
PLO 8 - Articulate verbal and written understanding of laws and regulations related to sustainable environment, business and community
PLO 9 - Develop and implement action plans based on best practices; coordinate project management goals and tasks
PLO 10 - Conduct public relations and social marketing efforts; develop educational materials; and create community networks and resources to support sustainability practices in business and community
PLO 11 - Demonstrate the ability to organize events, meetings, workshops, conferences and fundraising
PLO 12 - Utilize collaborative team skills in the design and implementation of sustainable practices

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing & Communication (8 credits) - Complete WR 121 and one additional course:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Environmental Science (12 credits)

Earth Science and Geography (8 credits)

Social Change and Economics (15 credits)

Complete one course from each of the following focus areas: Economics, Health, Political Science, and Sociology.

Cooperative Education (5 credits)

Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


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