Village Earth

Village Earth/CSU Online Certificate Program in Sustainable Community Development

The Village Earth/CSU Online Certificate Program was founded in 2003 to serve as an online and affordable practitioner-to-practitioner training program for community development workers around the globe. To earn a certificate in sustainable community development, you must complete the required course “Approaches to Community Development” and any three elective courses of your choosing. Each course runs five weeks and requires a minimum of 20 hours of student participation. You may take courses in any order. Each course costs $390.

The courses use the flexibility of online delivery to help you learn through case studies, exercises, and group discussions, providing a complete learning environment. You will learn from, and share experiences with, practitioners working in the field all over the world. These courses give experienced practitioners a fresh perspective and provide novices and volunteers the training they need to be successful working in the field of development.

All courses are offered in partnership with Colorado State University Online.

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