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Permaculture Design (COC)

Through pursuing the Permaculture Design Certificate of Completion, students learn basic principles and applications of permaculture. Permaculture is a vision, set of ethical and practical principles, design system, and practice. Permaculture is aimed at supporting human needs equitably in culturally and environmentally diverse communities while simultaneously promoting the long-term health and integrity of both nature and culture. It is sustainability in action with a special focus on creating food systems that mimic the dynamic stability of healthy ecosystems.

The Permaculture Design Certificate of Completion  is not a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency . The courses in this COC can be applied as upper-division electives for the Bachelor of Sustainability Studies  (BASS).

Students must have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree or be a junior in good standing at Colorado Mountain College, or have permission of the instructor to enroll in the courses.

This Permaculture Design Certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (7)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (105)


State Guaranteed Transfer 

Generally Transferable

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).