Curriculum for Education

Enhance your training or curriculum offerings with Green Enterprise Development.

Benefits of GreenEd Curriculum:

  • Preparing students in green manufacturing techniques
  • Continuing Education program that meets student demand for green training
  • Developing Faculty for emerging needs
  • Training with an industry recognized credential: SME Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate.

Green Standard: SME Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), with assistance from Purdue TAP, developed the outcome based assessment that candidates can take to obtain the Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate. The exam is open to all education and training providers. More information is available at

To prepare for the exam, we recommend you

  • Complete all six modules of the Green Specialist Series
  • Complete the 2½ Day Green Spcialist Certificate Exam Preparation workshop, now available online. Register here.

Community College Partners

  • Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges
  • Blackhawk Technical College
  • Cerritos College
  • Madison Area Technical College
  • Southern Arkansas University Tech
  • Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College


"What I liked best about Purdue's Green Enterprise program is that it included a process simulation where all the participants were able to contribute and apply what was learned in the classroom environment. Everyone had improvement ideas based on the contextualization of the information regardless of background or experience."

- Nick Real, Machine Tool Technology Dept. Chair, Cerritos College, Cerritos, California

"The Green Generalist curriculum is the perfect means for Blackhawk Technical College to serve our business and industry partners in southern Wisconsin. Our faculty and staff learned basic knowledge on environmentally friendly processes and applied it to a practical business simulation. We look forward to sharing this knowledge and application with our students/graduates as well."

- Dr. Sharon Kennedy, Vice President of Learning, Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, Wisconsin