Cultivate your Green and entrepreneur skills

Meet the growing demand for professionals who can bridge the gap between sustainability and technology by earning SPC's Green Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate. In this certificate program, you'll study entrepreneurial approaches to developing sustainable businesses that will reduce our impact on the planet and improve quality of life for employees and the community. You'll develop new, sustainable businesses that are ready for launch and be ready to contribute to the growth of industries related to renewable energy and energy efficiency, green construction, sustainable agriculture, transportation infrastructure, sustainable supply chains, and more, ultimately bolstering economic development.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Sustainability Specialists

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

116,030

2032

134,620

Percent Change

16

Projected Job Openings

10910

General and Operations Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

142,390

2032

172,210

Percent Change

21

Projected Job Openings

15880

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2022 Employment

116,030

2032

134,620

Percent Change

16

Projected Job Openings

10910

OTHER CAREER INFO

Our Green Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate prepares you for these other careers:

Chief Sustainability Officers

Project Management Specialists

Climate Change Policy Analysts

Management Analysts

With SPC's Green Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate, you learn will to:

  • Develop a plan (lean business canvas) for starting a business
  • Develop sustainable operations plans for businesses
  • Develop rapid prototypes for business innovations
  • Create innovative solutions using new technologies (renewables, AI, VR/AR, drones, apps).

Green Innovations and Social Entrepreneurship Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

GRENTR-CT
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2024 (640)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2024 (640), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program may be completed Fully Online. Students will be studying entrepreneurial approaches to developing sustainable businesses that will reduce our impact on the planet and improve quality of life for employees and the community.  Students will learn how to create innovative solutions to social and environmental problems in the workplace and the community. Finally, students will be using new technologies to bring sustainable products and business improvements to market. The goal is for students to develop new, sustainable businesses that are ready for launch.

Graduation Requirements

The student will need to achieve a minimum of 2.00 GPA.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez-Agosto
Dean, College of Business
hernandez.emmanuel@spcollege.edu

Florida CIP Code

0552070303 - Business Entrepreneurship Operations (CCC )

Federal CIP Code

52.0703 - Small Business Administration/Management.

CONTINUING YOUR EDUCATION

The Green Innovations Certificate is part of our A.S. degree in Business Administration and counts as part of the lower level requirements for our Sustainability Management B.A.S. Degree.

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SHORT-TERM TRAINING

We also offer short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.