Green Careers

Open Source Courses

The IGEN Career Pathways Consortium has created and re-designed over 30+ green industry certificate and degree programs at 17 Illinois community colleges.  Colleges can access all 185 courses in these programs, created through the Department of Labor’s TAACCT career pathways grant.  Courses were created using open-source materials and are intended to be shared as a free resource for other educational institutions or programs.

College faculty and staff who are interested in exploring course content can access these materials through a repository created by the U.S. Department of Labor and select from a variety of green career fields to explore these associate degree and certificate programs. These new programs are in:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Start using green industry courses in your classroom

It’s easy to access the courses and start using them in the classroom.  Search by Grant Project to find content related to IGEN Career Pathways.  Download and unzip files to review content.  Files can be uploaded to an LMS (Learning Management System) or used in the classroom.  Content can be used “as is” or modified if proper attribution is given.  More information about open source content is available at Creative Commons.