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Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs

This program gives design entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, and access to resources they need to build a viable business based on sustainable design practices.

Not all courses areofferedevery semester.
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A total of seven courses is required to earn a certificate.

Complete all fourcore courses in Part I, any two specialization courses in Part II, and FutureLab to earn the Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs certificate.

Part 1: Required courses:
SUS 001 Introduction to Sustainability
SUS 002 The Sustainable Organization
SUS 003 Sustainable Marketing
SUS 004 Sustainable Design Thinking

Part II: Free-choice courses (choose at least two):
Fashion Design:
SUS 010 Materials and Eco-Labels
SUS 011 Responsible Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle
SUS 012 Ethical Fashion I
SUS 013 Ethical Fashion II
SUS 014 Sustainable Textiles: Sourcing and Direct Application
SUS 015 Fashion, Function, and Sustainability
SUS 016 Clothing Reconstruction

Interior Design:
SUS 020 Interior Design: Materials and Eco-Labels
SUS 021 Interior Design: Rehabs, Renovations, New Construction

Product Development:
SUS 032 Sustainable Design Technology: Farm to Retail
SUS 033 PLM to Sustainable Design
SUS 040 Sustainable Product Development I
SUS 041 Sustainable Product Development II

Part III:
CEO 200 FutureLab

Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of completion must file an affidavit form after completing the first course in the certificate. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. You may obtain this form fromthe instructorof your first course or by contacting Andrea Adkins-Miller from Certificate Programs at You may alsopick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located in the Pomerantz Center, room D130.

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