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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 7, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Haywood Community College
ER-10: Undergraduate Program in Sustainability

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Sustainability Technician
Academic Services and Work Force Development
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Does the institution offer an undergraduate degree program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (1st program):
Low Impact Development

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The name of the sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program (3rd program):
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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused, undergraduate degree program(s):
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The Low Impact Development Curriculum (LID) is designed to prepare
students interested in sustainable development and natural resource
management with the technical skills to serve as specialists in the analysis
of land and in the preparation of LID recommendations. Graduates will be
prepared for a growing number of careers in the public and private sector that require an understanding of geospatial technology, drafting, and the principles and practices of LID. The POS requires a multidisciplinary core of coursework including the study of land planning software programs, soils, site analysis,hydrology, geospatial technology, and environmental regulations. Students
wishing to pursue the LID POS should have an interest in the outdoors,
technology, planning, natural resource conservation, and in working with the
public and professionals from many fields.

Students successfully completing the LID POS will be able to develop
and utilize plans for site development, storm and gray water treatment, and
landscape restoration projects. Graduates will be able to successfully serve as liaisons between landscape architects and engineers and the construction companies implementing designs. Graduates will also be well versed in local and
regional permitting issues and environmental concerns present and future.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.