2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Community Planning and Sustainable Development

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Community Planning and Sustainable Development provides students with a firm grounding in community planning covering areas such as planning and sustainability concepts, land use and environmental regulation, economic development, and working with the public. This certificate is the only certificate in Northern New England to provide students with planning preparation.

Those contemplating a career in land use, economic development, and sustainability planning - are invited to discuss their goals with the Chair.

This certificate is a stand-alone credential, or the 12 credits may be transferred into the Master's in Policy, Planning, and Management degree program upon admission. Students generally take one course per semester.

Students select four courses (12 credits), two required courses and two electives from the following list of approved courses. Other courses may be approved upon request.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • PPM 507/607 Introduction to Community Planning
  • PPM 512/612 Sustainable Communities

Select two additional courses (6 credits) from the following:

  • PPM 501 Planning Theory
  • PPM 522 Introduction to ArcGIS
  • PPM 534 Managing Cities, Towns and Counties
  • PPM 550 State and Local Economic Development
  • PPM 613 Policy, Planning and Management Workshop
  • PPM 664 Introduction to Town Design and SketchUp
  • PPM 665 Transportation Planning and Policy
  • PPM 668 Topics in Community Planning and Sustainable Development