Seattle Colleges has a wide array of programs and courses that immerse students in the research, technologies, and practices of sustainability. Please click on an area of focus in the right side bar for more information.
In 2014, the college developed the first Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree focused on sustainable building science technology in Washington state- it is unique within the Pacific NW region and nationally as well. The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Sustainable Building Science Technology (SBST) program will prepare you to apply expertise and systems knowledge to support highly technical building operations. The SBST degree, which builds on your prior education and work experience, positions you to launch a career where you understand building functions and finance in order to manage structures that are healthier and more durable, efficient, economical, and sustainable.
The Sustainable Agriculture Education program at Seattle Central aims to address the ecological, environmental, socioeconomic, political and cultural issues related to sustainable food systems within and beyond the Puget Sound bioregion through experiential education, collaborative research, institutional partnerships and professional training. The genesis of the SAgE Program stems from both an understanding of the imperative action that we as a global society must take to steward our natural resources in concert with securing the basic needs of our local populations and the recognition that colleges play a pivotal role in the advancement of such action. Seattle Central, given its track record for educational leadership and distinct urban location in close proximity to agricultural production, provides a rich learning environment for its students and potential model for other colleges in cities that face similar challenges associated with the impacts of rapid regional growth.
The Landscape Horticulture program at South Seattle prepares students for the changing future and a variety of careers in the expanding field of Sustainable Landscape Horticulture. Students study plant science, ecological and social systems, sustainability and landscape design, and develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed to bring plant life into harmony with human, animal, and physical components of the environment.