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    Certified Sustainability Specialist


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    Hours: 405
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

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    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    This highly interactive software development training program is designed for any individual who wants to learn more about software development and programming and secure employment as a certified secure programmer. This program will provide you with an interactive environment where you can acquire fundamental understandings of programming. You will learn about: • Secure coding practices • Software defects, flaws, and bugs in the logic of a particular program • Software security vulnerabilities With the help of this program, you will learn how to keep your assets safe from the countless security risks presentonline. In addition to the multitude of interactive elements like activitesand flashcards, this program will also provide you with multimedia presentations on several topics that pertain to this program. This way, you can get a more comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of software coding practices and software security vulnerabilities. After you complete this program, you can secure employment as a Certified Secure Programmer and help lay the foundation that all development organizations and application developers need to produce applications that have better stability and pose fewer security risks to their consumers.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to: • Comprehend the core elements of energy production • Identify various sources of energy and the features of each • Identify methods of energy production for electricity and travel • Comprehend the elements of smart energy consumption • Identify key components of environmental management and leadership


    Module 1 - Energy Mechanics • Energy Use and the Environment • Energy Use Patterns • Energy Resources • Exponential Growth, Peak Oil, and Resource Depletion • Energy Conservation • Forms of Energy and Energy Conversions • Motion • Energy and Work Module 2 - Conservation of Energy and Heat • Laws of Conservation Energy • Energy Conversion Examples and Efficiencies • Energy Use in Developing Countries • Energy Equivalencies: Barrels, Calories, and Btus • Heat and Work and the First Law of Thermodynamics • Temperature and Heat • Heat Transfer Principles • Heat Engines • The Second Law of Thermodynamics Module 3 - Home Energy and Solar Energy • Heat-Transfer Control • Building Materials • House Insulation and Heating Calculations • Site Selection • Cooling • Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps • Characteristics of Incident Solar Radiation • History of Solar Heating • Passive and Active Solar Space-Heating Systems Module 4 - Energy from Fossil Fuels • Resource Terminology • Oil • Natural Gas • Coal: An Expanding Role • Future Sources of Oil Module 5 - Air Pollution and Energy Use • Properties and Motion of the Atmosphere • Air Pollutants and Their Sources • Air-Quality Standards • Automobile Emission-Control Devices • Stationary Source Air-Pollution-Control Systems Module 6 - Global Warming and Thermal Pollution • Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect: Observations • Global Warming: Possible Impacts • Global Warming: Possible Actions • Thermal Pollution • Ecological Effects of Thermal Pollution • Cooling Towers and Ponds • Using Waste Heat Module 7 - Electricity: Circuits and Superconductors • Electrification • Restructuring of the Electric Utility Industry • Electrical Charges and Currents • Batteries and Electric Vehicles • Ohm’s Law • Superconductivity • Elementary Circuits • Electrical Power • Fuel Cells Module 8 - Electromagnetism and the Generation of Electricity • Magnetic Forces and Fields • The Generation of Electricity • Transmission of Electrical Energy • Standard Steam-Electric Generating Plant Cycle • Co-Generation Module 9 - Electricity, Atoms, Nucleus • Solar Cell Principles • Cell Manufacture • Photovoltaic Systems and Economics • Wind Energy • Hydropower • The Atomic Hypothesis • Building Blocks of the Atom • Energy Levels • Nuclear Structure • Radioactivity • Fission Module 10 - Nuclear Power: Fission • Chain Reactions • Assembling a Nuclear Reactor • Types of Light Water Reactors • The Nuclear Fuel Cycle • Radioactive Wastes • Decommissioning • Radioactive Releases • Alternate Reactor Designs • Nuclear Proliferation Module 11 - Radiation and Fusion • Radiation Dose • Biological Effects of Radiation • Background Radiation, Including Radon • Radiation Standards • Potential for Fusion Power • Conditions for Fusion • Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactors Module 12 - Biomass and Geothermal Energy • Biomass Conversion • Food, Fuel, Famine • Municipal Solid Waste • Wood Combustion • Origin and Nature of Geothermal Energy • Hydrothermal Systems • Environmental Impacts



    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


    • Our Energy Future: Resources, Alternatives and the Environment
    • Sustainable Business and Industry: Designing and Operating for Social and Environmental Responsibility

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)


    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be equipped for an entry-level position in their field and will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Sustainability Specialist (CSS). Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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