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Sustainability

Program Overview

Sustainability is not just a buzzword, it’s a way of life — and a possible career for you. Environmental studies allow you to explore the current and future interactions between human and natural systems. With a focus in Sustainability, you can analyze ideas of sustainable development at a local, regional, and global level – and maybe have a say in the best possible uses of our planet’s resources.

What role can you take on in this vital field? Students may go on to be sustainability specialists, compliance managers, environmental scientists, and soil and water conservationists. Familiarity with sustainability can also boost your career in adjacent fields like environmental reporting, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, construction, interior design, urban planning, and business.

It can start today. Make your future in sustainability happen.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

As the world is heavily affected by human activity, it needs the assistance of dedicated people more than ever. Those hoping for a career in environmental aid may turn to Phoenix College’s sustainability courses. Courses cover everything from a basic introduction of sustainability to the interaction between humankind and natural global systems.

Those passionate about public lands may look to the Environmental and Natural Resource Stewardship (ENRS) program at Phoenix College — a partnership with PC, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and other organizations in the community. Courses cover environmental history and ethics, as well as the American national government, leisure and the quality of life, and outdoor adventure skills.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), an Academic Certificate (AC), and a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation. Graduates may go on to work in the fields of environmental and natural resource conservation, stewardship, and sustainability.While our sustainability courses do not lead to any particular degree, some classes may satisfy requirements or program electives needed to complete an associate degree or certificate of completion. Graduates may go on to start careers in water resources, ecosystem functionality, and air and water quality.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director for more information.