Our Programs

  • Certificate of Achievement (COA) (19 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 (19 units):

Certificate of Achievement Description and Course Requirements, 2018-19 (PDF)

Required Courses:

Course Title Units When Offered*
ES 50 Intro to Environmental Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention 3 FSp
ES 61 Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention:    
  A: Air, Water, & Land 4 W
  B: Energy, Chemicals & Waste 4 Sp
ES 62 Environmental Management Tools: (COMPLETE 2 OF 4) 8  
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Reporting   W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs)   W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments   Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles   Sp
TOTAL   19  

* 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, 2018-19 (PDF)

Required Courses:

Course Title Units When Offered*
All COA Courses Noted Above 19 See Above
PLUS      
ES 62 Env Mgmt Tools: (COMPLETE 2 NOT TAKEN FOR COA) 8  
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Reporting   W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs)   W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)   Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles   Sp
ES 64 California's Approach to Global Warming/Climate Change 2 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, 2018-19 (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
ERM&P2 COURSES (40 units)
ES 50 Intro to Environmental Resource Mgmt & Pollution Prevention 3 FSp
ES 6 Intro to Environmental Law 4 FSp
ES 56 Intro to Environmental Health 4 F
ES 58 Intro to Green Building 1 FSp
ES 61 Environmental Resource Management & Pollution Prevention:    
  A: Air, Water, & Land 4 W
  B: Energy, Chemicals & Waste 4 Sp
  L: Sampling, Monitoring and Assessment Lab 1 Sp
ES 62 Environmental Management Tools:    
  A: Env Management Systems & Env Performance Reporting 4 W
  B: CEQA & Environmental Impacts Reports (EIRs) 4 W
  C: Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) 4 Sp
  D: Industrial Ecology & Sustainable Design Principles 4 Sp
ES 63 Agenda 21: Blueprint to Sustainability 1 F
ES 64 California's Approach To Global Warming/Climate Change 2 F
GENERAL EDUCATIONAL (GE) PLUS ELECTIVE COURSES (36 units)
  Various 36  
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