Earn an e-Badge at CCC

An e-Badge is an award that demonstrates the holder’s knowledge and skills in different topics. e-Badge opportunities at CCC are for all fields of study and for all learners and are earned by demonstrating proficiencies in both knowledge and applied skills. For CCC students, earned e-Badges also appear on their co-curricular transcript and all learners can post the e-Badge award on their resumes and social media networks, which could appeal to potential employers. The combination of e-Badge proficiencies creates opportunities for learners to become change-agents for an environmentally sustainable future and can give earners a competitive edge in their field of study. CCC students, employees and those outside the college can choose among multiple options, including credit courses, community education courses and other experiences. Build your resume, advance your knowledge and skills and showcase your accomplishments by earning any of 3 CCC e-Badges: Leadership in Environmental Stewardship, Symbiosis, or Problem Solving.

Earning and signing-up for an e-badge is free, but costs may be associated with the learning experience(s) you choose. 

To earn an e-Badge:

  1. Click each tab below to review the current e-Badge options and review the proficiencies for each. Contact the e-Badge proficiency sponsors of interest to you. 
  2. Sign-up for the e-Badge on WebCentral. Contact the Environmental Sustainability Director (contact information below) if you have questions.
  3. Successfully complete one learning option in each of the proficiency areas required for the e-Badge. 

Successfully complete all the required proficiencies for the e-Badge before you graduate or depart from CCC.

  • Leadership in Environmental Stewardship
  • Problem Solving
  • Symbiosis
  • Extracurriculars
Leadership in Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship ebadge logoCCC offers an e-Badge in Leadership in Environmental Stewardship to demonstrate a students’ knowledge and skills in environmental stewardship for either their field of study or personal application. Earning the e-Badge means successfully completing one learning option in each of eight proficiency areas. See each proficiency area below to review the available learning options. Classes may require extra projects or more emphasis on environmental sustainability topics.

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Knowledge of Communication and Education Methods

Applied Skills in Communication and Education Methods

  • BSAD 1570 with Joe (Britt) Blackwell or Venus King
  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office

Knowledge of Environmental Information

Applied Skills in Environmental Information

Knowledge of Behaviors and Personal Influence

  • BSAD 1570 with Joe (Britt) Blackwell or Venus King
  • ENGL 0960 with Amy Doty
  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office

Applied Skills in Behaviors and Personal Influence

  • BSAD 1570 with Joe (Britt) Blackwell or Venus King
  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office

Knowledge of Social Systems and Influencing Change

  • ENGL 1020 with Amy Doty
  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • HMRM 1100 with Ronnie O’Brien
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office

Applied Skills in Social Systems and Influencing Change

  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • HMRM 1100 with Ronnie O’Brien
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office

Options for All Eight Proficiencies (full e-Badge) in One Setting

  • HIST 2020 with Linda Wilke Heil
  • SPCH 1110 with Brent Adrian
  • Beginning Beekeeping community education course with Brian Nilson (Contact Judy Weston with questions)
  • Become a CCC Environmental Sustainability Intern
  • Complete extracurricular activities with the Environmental Sustainability Office
Problem Solving

Problem Solving logoUsing the scientific method, this badge can work in almost any discipline. The student can utilize the format for in-class projects or projects of their own design. Below are the proficiencies for this e-Badge:

 

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Identify a Sustainability-Related Problem

Identify the Factors or Variables Leading to the Sustainability Problem

Identify Factors and Variables Susceptible to Change

Identify Factors and Variables that are Difficult to Change

Applied Skills: Project Development

Applied Skills: Data Analysis

Applied Skills: Critical Thinking

Applied Skills: Effective Communication

Symbiosis

Symbiosis logoStudents will build knowledge of native plants and pollinators through applied plant and pollinator identification, conservation methods, human impact and interaction. Below are the proficiencies for this e-Badge:

 

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Knowledge of Plants

Applied Skills in Plant Identification

Knowledge of Pollinators

Applied Skills in Pollinator Identification

Knowledge of Conservation

Applied Skills in Conservation Methods

Knowledge of Human Impact and Interaction

Applied Skills in Technology, Science, and Behavior Change

Extracurriculars

Some e-Badge proficiencies can be achieved outside of regular coursework. Examples of the extracurricular activities are listed below, but students should contact the Environmental Sustainability Director to confirm which proficiencies an activity will fulfill.

Events

  • Participate in CCC's Earth Month 
  • Volunteer to plant in the Columbus campus's pollinator garden
    • June 10
  • Participate at the Crane Trust's Pollinator Week
    • June 17-22
  • Present a project at the Nebraska State Fair's Sustainability Pavilion
    • August 23 - September 2, 2019
  • Volunteer at CCC's Pollinator Festival
    • September 14 on the CCC-Grand Island campus
  • Present a project at America Recycles Day (Columbus only)
    • Mid-November

Year-Round Opportunities

How to Register for the e-Badge

  1. Click the image above to view all e-Badge sections OR click the "Register for this e-Badge" button under each e-Badge description.
  2. These links will open a new window in Student Planner
  3. If you are not already signed in to Student Planner, click the Sign In button in the upper-right corner of the page and enter your credentials.
  4. Click the "View Available Sections" drop-down under the e-Badge you want to register for (do not click Add Course to Plan).
  5. Click the blue "Add Section to Schedule" button next to the course section.
  6. A pop-up window will appear, click the "Add Section" button to confirm.
  7. Click "Student Planning" in the upper-left corner of the page, and choose "Plan & Schedule" from the drop-down menu.
  8. The e-Badge course will appear on the left side of your screen. Click the blue "Register" button below the section information.
  9. Shortly after registering, you will receive an email confirmation from the college registrar.

Contact:

Benjamin Newton
Environmental Sustainability Director
benjaminnewton@cccneb.edu
308-398-7962