Sustainable Landscape Ecology and Conservation Technician Certificate


This program will provide you with the entry-level skills required to fill technician jobs in the areas of sustainable landscape design, planning and conservation. This two-semester certificate consists of courses that will enable you to apply sustainable landscape ecology skills and knowledge in a fast rising “green” and sustainable workforce. As green infrastructure alternatives are increasingly used to manage storm water, improve air quality and reduce the urban heat island affect, jobs in engineering, engineering technology, and research and modeling will be essential in the development, design and performance monitoring of green systems.  Upon graduating with this certificate, you will be prepared to obtain work in the field or continue your education to acquire an A.S. or an advanced degree.

Career Options

Construction Industry
Sustainable Environment Industries
Landscaping Firms

Related Degrees & Certificates


See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

Vandana Basu

B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutScience Department Chemistry Lecturer
C170 (860) 215-9429
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Michael Carta

B.A., M.S., University of DaytonScience Department Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office: C168 (860) 215-9413
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William Dopirak Jr.

A.S., Mohegan Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.A. Central Connecticut State UniversityScience Department Professor of Natural Sciences
Office: C130 (860) 215-9424
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Diba A Khan-Bureau

A.S., Thames Valley State Technical College; B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic University; Ph.D., University of ConnecticutScience Department Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering Technology
Office: C264 (860) 215-9443 Office Hours
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Robert B Niedbala

B.S., Lowell Technological Institute; M.S., Trinity CollegeScience Department Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Office: C224 (860) 215-9458
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Donald D Pascal Jr.

M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Ecology and SystematicsScience Department Full-time Lecturer of Chemistry
Office: C150 (860) 215-9461
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Nicola H Ricker

B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S. University of New HavenScience Department Assistant Professor
Office: C270 (860) 215-9474
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Leslie J Samuelson

B.A., University of California at San Diego; M.S., San Diego State UniversityScience Department Dept Chair & Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences
Office: C238 (860) 215-9467
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Sarah B Selke

B.S., Bates College; Ph.D., University of FloridaScience Department Professor of Biology
Office: C214 (860) 215-9470


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