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Certificate in Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy is geared to all students of Nassau Community College interested in gaining a broad understanding of different topics in sustainable design and renewable energy. The certificate program will be taught by professionals in the field, including professional engineers and registered architects. The knowledge gained by the students in this program will aid them in procuring jobs in the green industry, in such fields as engineering, construction, financial, marketing, sales, maintenance, and many more. The sustainable design principles that students will learn in this program will allow them to better understand methods used worldwide by diverse populations.
Students graduating with this certificate could also continue on and seek certification by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and become a Green Associate.

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Sustainable Design and Renewable Energy
Certificate Program
Hegis Code: 5317

Total Credits: 24

First Semester Credits
GSS 122 Science of Energy 3
GSS 128 Green Building Practices 3
GSD 130 Green Building Material 3
GSD 132 Green Projects Case Studies 3
Total Semester Credits 12
   
Second Semester Credits
GSD 200 Wind Turbines/Solar Panels Applications 3
GSD 202 Water Recycling/Wastewater Treatment 3
GSD 204 Energy Codes and Energy Analysis 3
GSD 206 HVAC/ Air Quality 3
Total Semester Credits 12

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