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Introduction to Circular Economy XCIR 1001

Applied Circular Economy Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

A general introduction to the terminology and principles of the circular economy, looking at food systems and plastics as specific examples. Using the circular economy system (Butterfly Diagram, Ellen MacArthur Foundation) as guidance and the zero waste hierarchy of highest and best use (International Zero Waste Alliance), each stage of the hierarchy, from rethinking/redesigning products to residuals management, will be investigated. This program is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is temporarily being fully funded for Canadian citizens and permanent residents by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada. To register please contact Alyxces_Igot@bcit.ca. Note that spaces are limited and are made available on a “first qualified, first accepted" basis, and students must be registered by Feb 21, 2024 to qualify for funding. No further applications will be accepted beyond Feb 21, 2024.​ ​

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Domestic fees

$267.30

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of XCIR 1001 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91966

Duration

Start any time

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 91966
  • Domestic fees $267.30
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online

This is an online learning course. Start any time. You have 5 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.

Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$267.30

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This section is not intended for Emterra students. For more information, please contact Alyxces Igot on alyxces_igot@bcit.ca . This program is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is temporarily being fully funded for Canadian citizens and permanent residents by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada. To register please contact Alyxces_Igot@bcit.ca. Note that spaces are limited and are made available on a “first qualified, first accepted” basis.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by the term “circular economy", how it differs from a linear economy, and what is required to transition from linear to circular
  • Describe practical measures to reduce material consumption and waste
  • Explain the economic benefits and business opportunities associated with a circular economy
  • Describe the principles of circular design, including design for durability, repairability, recyclability, and disassembly/adaptability
  • Evaluate some of the impacts of linear take-make-waste systems and where those impacts can be mitigated
  • Describe the ethical dimensions and social implications of the circular economy, including considerations of social equity, inclusivity, and the impacts on different stakeholders.​

Effective as of Fall 2023

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