Humboldt State University [link]


An Online Certificate Program
offered at Humboldt State University


...this curious world which we inhabit is more wonderful than it is convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

- Henry David Thoreau


The Ecology & Sustainable Tourism Planning & Management Certificate Program is composed of three courses equivalent to an optional 10 units of academic credit.

All three courses may be taken online.

The program is designed to be completed in only one year. Course 1 begins in the fall, Course 2 in the spring and Course 3 in the summer.


Students will learn about

  • Global and national trends in tourism
  • principles of ecology-based tourism
  • the role of ecotourism in community development
  • sustainable architectural and site designs
  • and much more.