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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 are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.

A total of 10 courses (8 required and 2 personal choice) is needed to complete this certificate.

Part 1: Required courses:
SUS 001   Introduction to Sustainability
SUS 002   The Sustainable Organization
SUS 003   Sustainable Marketing
SUS 004   Sustainable Design Thinking
SUS 005   Sustainable Material Sourcing
SUS 006   Navigating Sustainable Manufacturing
SUS 007   Product Lifecycle

Part II: Personal choice courses (choose at least 2):
SUS 012   Ethical Fashion I
SUS 013   Ethical Fashion II
SUS 014   Natural Dyeing
SUS 016   Clothing Reconstruction
SUS 017   Social Responsibility and the Apparel Industry 
SUS 022   Collaborative Design With Artisans 

Part III: Required course:
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 from the instructor of your first course or by contacting Kathleen Friedman from Certificate Programs at Kathleen_Friedman@fitnyc.edu. You may also pick it up from the Center for Professional Studies, located at 236 West 27th Street (store front level).