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 I
SUS 018 Social Responsibility and the Apparel Industry II
SUS 022 Collaborative Design With Artisans I
SUS 023 Collaborative Design With Artisans II
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).