Sustainable Resource Management

Certificate – SUST.MCRT.61A

The Sustainable Resource Management certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in sustainable resource management. Those who complete the courses are eligible to take the Illinois Recycling Association state certification exam.

Learn more: Dwayne Musick, email dmusick@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8516.

IGEN Career Pathways online coursesProgram coordinator: Paul Carlson, email pcarlson@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8858

SUST 1013 - Introduction to Sustainable Resource Management I, 3 credit hours

This first course in a two course sequence provides an introduction to sustainable resource management within the context of sustainability. Basic principles and practices of sustainable resource management will be examined from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Students will compare and contrast various disposal options, and will consider the role of government in sustainable resource management. Markets for the highest and best use of recovered products will be examined and evaluated.

Students will be introduced to various careers in sustainable resource management.

SUST 1023 - Introduction to Sustainable Resource Management II, 3 credit hours

The second course in the two course sequence leading to a Certificate in Sustainable Resource management is designed to engage students in the practice of sustainable resource management at the community level and in business.

Building on the learning outcomes of the first course, students will evaluate and design sustainable resource management strategies for diverse organizational settings. Public policy as it relates to sustainable resource management will be examined.

Students will evaluate the use of metrics in "green" business.