Certificate of Specialization: Recycling and Zero Waste (12 units)
The Certificate of Specialization in Recycling and Zero Waste is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles, concepts, terms and laws relative to the recycling and resource management industry.
This training will demonstrate how to properly manage organizational resources and initiate Zero-Waste strategies and programs. Related subjects of emphasis include waste reduction and reuse methodologies; collection technologies; the separation, purchasing and marketing of commodities; economic analysis; legislation and regulations; public policy; outreach and education; and health and safety.
At the completion of this 12-unit RRM certificate program students will be able to:
- Comprehend basic recycling and resource management principles, including but not limited to Zero-Waste, Extended Producer
- Responsibility and Product Stewardship.
- Identify best practices for recycling, waste diversion and resource recovery for the business sector and communities with the goal of formulating a Zero-Waste plan.
- Capable of researching important local, state, and federal legislation and regulations related to recycling, waste diversion and sustainability.
- Evaluate the role of materials management strategies and markets for sourcing materials and the implementation of recovery technologies used in the recycling, reuse, and composting industries.
- Communicate and identify essential public outreach strategies used to market the concepts of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" to the public.
- Explain the waste assessment process and have the capability to conduct on-site waste assessments or audits.
ENVS-G141 Introduction to Recycling and Resource Management - 3.0 units
ENVS-G142 Culture and Zero-Waste 3.0 units
ENVS-G143 Resource Management and Zero-Waste in Business - 3.0 units
ENVS-G144 Resource Management and Zero-Waste for Communities - 3.0 units
Total Units 12.0 units