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Green Business Operations Certificate Program

Green Business Operations


Why take this program?

Customers are paying attention to businesses with environmentally friendly practices. Local, state and federal governments are mandating change. As environmental issues move into society's mainstream, demand increases for solutions to these problems at both the individual and business levels. Public and private entities are setting sustainability goals and objectives in energy use, sustainable design, and environmentally responsible operations of their sites and buildings. Creating and managing a green business requires new skills, knowledge, and methods of analysis. Meet those challenges head on with the skills you'll learn in the Green Business Operations certificate program.

How you'll benefit

The Green Business Operations Certificate Program increases the effectiveness of professionals at all levels charged with a role of implementing sustainable green practices within their organization.

Is this the right program for you?

If you are a private or public sector professional interested in understanding the impact of "green" responsibility on your business and how to cost-effectively implement changes, then this program is for you. Those who will most benefit include:

  • Senior Executives
  • Operations Managers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Procurement Officers
  • Contract Managers
  • Office Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Fleet Managers
  • Building Engineers

Program Structure

The Green Business Operations Certificate Program has a total of six online courses for 108 hours and 10.8 continuing education units (CEU's).

Computer Requirements

This program is delivered entirely online. In order to participate, it is required that you have basic computer skills, a working email address and access to a computer.

Sacramento State Alumni Association Members

Current Alumni Association members are entitled to a 15% discount for courses in the Green Business Operations Certificate Program. To receive the discount, participants must indicate their Alumni membership at the time of registration.

IFMA and NCMA Association Members

Members of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and members of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) may apply for a 10% discount. To receive the discount, participants must provide proof of NCMA or IFMA membership at the time of registration.

Related Programs and Courses

Contract Management Certificate Program, Sustainability Facilities Management Certificate Program.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Laurie A. Bacon - ESC Design Group
  • Tom Barrington - Hewlett Packard
  • Michael Dowd - Intel Corporation
  • Scott Harvey - State and Consumer Services Agency
  • Robi Kaseman - Williams + Paddon
  • Susan Kortick - Intel Corporation
  • Keith Leech - City of Sacramento
  • Roy McBrayer - Department of General Services, State of California
  • Daniel Mendonsa - Sacramento County
  • Mark Riffey - Roseville Electric
  • Reina Schwartz - City of Sacramento
  • Michael Shaw - National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • Heidi Silveira - Thomas Properties
  • Dave Sprunck - SureWest
  • Alan Suleiman - SMUD
  • Kit Tuveson - International Facility Management Association
  • Wayne Whitzell - Corporate Care

How to reach us

For more information contact a program representative at or (916) 278-4433.

Two courses are currently available online - Greening Your Business Operations and Eco-Centric Purchasing. Look for additional online course titles available in late 2011. Please check back for schedule updates.