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Green Energy and Sustainability Management
Green Energy and Sustainability Management
Green Training at Montgomery College

Green Energy and Sustainability Management Courses

Offered to the general public in partnership with Montgomery College's Landscape Technology Program on the Germantown Campus. Not all courses are offered every semester, see schedule for more information

You may also be interested in The Sustainability Practitioner Certificate, learn more. 

Introduction To Environmental and Social Sustainability, MGT348
This class introduces basic concepts and frameworks of sustainability to provide you with a solid understanding of how sustainability works, why it is important, and how to use sustainability as a lens for good business strategy. You will participate in weekly online classes, with reading and writing assignments between class meetings. Topics covered include creating a sustainability plan, employee engagement, energy and climate change, and sustainability reporting and communication. Students registered for this class are required to have a headset with microphone.

Construction and Maintenance of Bio-retention Systems MGT391
This course will provide instructions on how to recognize and correct common field issues in the construction and maintenance of bio-retention facilities according to Montgomery County and Maryland State guidelines. Key topics for the course will include interpreting basic residential and commercial bio-retention plans, understanding components of bio-retention facilities, the construction process for installing residential and commercial bio-retention plans, and identifying and correcting common maintenance problems of bio-retention facilities.

Green Collar Jobs MGT350
Have you wondered what a “green collar job” is and how you can gain the skills to obtain one? This stand-alone course will review career paths for more technical and vocational “green” jobs, discuss training options, and review training programs and resources relevant to those career paths. The information provided in this course will enable participants to better navigate the world of green collar jobs and determine what career path may be most suitable for them. This class will be held at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Ave., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Introduction To Green Careers, MGT349
“Green Jobs” are a hot topic right now. But what is a “Green Job”? This stand-alone course will provide definitions of green jobs and introduce participants to potential green career paths. Topics covered will include “hot” green careers, creating a green career (as opposed to having a green job), and positioning yourself to stand out from the many applicants for a green position. The course is suited for career changers as well as recent graduates and will also provide resources to help participants with the green career search. This class will be held at Bethesda Green, 4825 Cordell Ave., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Landscape Management MGT385
This step-by-step landscape development guide will teach the crucial order and techniques of soil prep, plant selection, installation, pruning, and maintenance. Other key topics include interpreting soil tests, choosing specialty gardens, and controlling exotic invasives. Great course for professionals and homeowners.

Plant Propogation and Production MGT386
Discover the basic principles and skills used to propagate and produce a wide range of ornamental and edible plants, including natives, annuals, perennials, and fruits. Lab will focus on seed propagation, cuttings, grafting, budding, division, layering, and tissue culture.


Montgomery College's Rockville Campus Science Center
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As part of MC's Green Routine, the new Rockville Campus Science Center is being submitted for Gold certification under the S.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The new high energy performance Science Center is expected to save approximately 39% per year in energy costs over traditional code-complicant buildings.


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  • Marcy Jackson, Program Director
  • Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
  • 20200 Observation Drive,
  • Germantown, MD 20876

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