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Green tips

Did you know?

Properly disposing of electronics protects our health, the health of sanitation workers, as well as our planet's health?  Take an old computer monitor, for example. On average, just one monitor contains 4 pounds of toxic materials, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. In the past, these materials might have gone to landfills or have been disassembled and burned, posing potential health and environmental threats.  Electronic waste is not only one of the fasting growing commodities in the waste stream, but it is also comes with some of the most challenges because of these toxic materials. According to the 2011 Electronics Recycling Industry Survey, more than 3.5 million tons of used electronics were collected and processed in the U.S. in 2010, a 1.7 million ton increase from 2009. 

Sustainability Programming and Training

A partial listing of the numerous KCTCS sustainability-related programming, workforce education and training initiatives is listed below. Specific details about KCTCS programs and courses are available on the Programs and Catalog page of the KCTCS Students website. Information about KCTCS workforce education and training is available under Workforce Solutions. The System Initiatives site provides information about the Interactive Digital Center. The major headings and subheadings below link to programming, training, or initiative information.

Academic Programs

Agriculture and Horticulture

  • Agricultural Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable Agriculture


  • Architectural Technology


  • Automotive Technology
  • Diesel Technology

Building, Construction, HVAC

  • Air Conditioning Technology
  • Construction Technology


  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
  • Industrial Chemical Technology

Culture or Social Justice

  • Appalachian Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Arts Administration
  • Global Studies
  • Historic Information Management
  • Professional Craft: Pottery
  • Professional Studio Artist
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

Energy/Alternate Energy/Renewable Energy

  • Advanced Industrial Integrated Technology
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Applied Process Technologies
  • Engineering and Electronics Technology
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Systems
  • Energy Technologies
  • Natural Gas Technology


  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Engineering and Electronics Technology
  • Project Lead the Way
  • Quality Management Systems


  • Environmental Science Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Quality Management Systems


  • Geographic Information Systems Technology


  • Advanced Industrial Integrated Technology
  • Applied Engineering Technology
  • Applied Process Technology
  • Industrial Chemical Technology
  • Logistics and Operations Management
  • Quality Management Systems

Workforce Education