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Climate Tech

This program offers a career navigation course*
Add a high-demand Climate Tech program to attract & enroll new environmentally conscious students

Rize's Climate Tech program is a 6 course minor or concentration for Business, Technology, and Engineering students to gain specialized knowledge and skills for roles such as Sustainability Project Manager, Climate Data Scientist, and Renewable Energy Engineer. This program was designed in collaboration with Dr. Bree Rosenblum, a Professor of Global Change Biology and the Koshland Distinguished Chair for Innovative Teaching and Research at UC Berkeley.

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What makes the Rize Climate Tech program attractive to prospective students?

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Real-World Courses Taught by Qualified Professional & Academic Experts in the Climate Tech Field

Each Rize program has a dedicated curriculum committee comprised of faculty & industry experts in the program's subject area.

The Subject Matter Expert behind this program is Bree Rosenblum, a Professor of Global Change Biology at UC Berkeley who has published 90+ scholarly articles in environmental sciences.

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.

Climate Tech is intended to be offered as a minor or concentration for Business, Technology, and Engineering students.
Potential Climate Tech minors or concentrations could look like this:
Example program pairings
Business Analytics
Project Management
Data Science
Courses from Rize
Climate Change Foundations
How to Get a Job in Climate Tech
Foundations of Data Science I & II
Climate Tech Solutions: Business and Technology
Climate Tech Solutions: Policy and Economics

A potential pathway with the Climate Tech minor could be...

Students in the Climate Tech program will gain various green-skills including learning how to communicate climate concepts effectively, solve complex sustainability problems using skills from their base major, and evaluate climate-related solutions. The below is a potential pathway for students enrolled in the Climate Tech program.
Project Management Major

Through the Rize Project Management program or your home institution's, a student will gain some of the most coveted base skills for new hires in the modern economy including project planning, execution, monitoring, control, implementation and closure.
Climate Tech Minor

Climate companies are mission-driven, and students who wish to work in climate and sustainability must be able to articulate a deep understanding of the climate crisis and their personal motivations for climate work.
Climate Tech Job

Rize courses are designed to prepare students for the real-world with career navigation embedded into curriculum. Graduates will be prepared with the skills to land a job in the industry such as Sustainability Project Manager, Climate Compliance Manager and many other options.
Courses and curriculum

Climate Tech course descriptions

You can launch this Climate Tech program as a minor or a concentration within Business, Technology, and Engineering programs by adding 6 Rize courses to your existing catalog. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

CTM I - Climate Change Foundations

Climate challenges and solutions are transforming careers, companies and industries around the world. People who grasp the climate landscape are shaping the future, and landing great jobs in the present. This course offers a comprehensive overview of the history, science and impacts of climate change. The course content and projects will prepare you to communicate about climate - and climate change - effectively in any field.

CTM II - How to Get a Job in Climate Tech

Climate science, technology, sustainability and policy career opportunities are growing dramatically. However, the pathway to land jobs in the climate area can be confusing. This practical course offers hands-on projects for goal setting, strategy development, resume, and interview skills to support your career exploration. By the end of this course, you’ll understand the industry, career landscape, opportunities, and how to chart a successful career in climate tech.

DAM I - Foundations of Data Analytics I

In an increasingly data-driven world, everyone should be able to understand the numbers that govern our lives. Whether or not you want to work as a data analyst, being “data literate” will help you in your chosen field. In this course, you’ll learn the core concepts of inference and data analysis by working with real data. By the end of the term, you’ll be able to analyze large datasets and present your results.

DAM II - Foundations of Data Analytics II

This course is intended as a continuation of Foundations of Data Analytics I. In this course, you’ll learn how Data Analytics are applied within the workforce. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the Data Scientist or Analyst, machine learning and the applications of Big Data. By the end of the term, you will be able to design and execute a range of data-driven experiments.

CTM III - Climate Tech Solutions: Business and Technology

Climate change poses incredible risks for humanity and the planet – but cutting-edge technologies and sustainable business practices offer new hope for the future. This course presents climate innovations and solutions through project-based coursework. You will explore specific sectors where your career skills can contribute to climate solutions – such as finance, engineering, and data science.

CTM IV - Climate Tech Solutions: Policy and Economics

Climate change crosses borders and affects every person and every nation on Earth. This course presents a global perspective on challenges and opportunities in the climate sector, with a focus on policy and economics. You will evaluate the economic impacts of climate change and explore questions about national and international climate policy.

Students give these courses rave reviews

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
“Rize has given me an opportunity to add something to my degree. Something that I wanted to find at my school but wasn’t there.”
Chisunta C.
Albertus Magnus College
“Class experience is amazing!”
Mary D.
Mary Baldwin University
“It’s helped me know what I want to do in my career because of how immersive the assignments are.”
Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions."
Kara B.
Lasell University

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