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ARCHT-085 - Intro to the LEED Rating System - Jason Oliver

Course:Intro to the LEED Rating System
Professor:Jason Oliver
  • Online
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


Jason Oliver

Hi…my name is Jason Oliver and I’ll be your instructor for the ARCHT-160 2-D CAD for Architecture and Interior Design course. I am a licensed California Architect, Chair of the COC Architecture & Interior Design program and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD&C).

Course Description

Introduces the LEED Rating System point structure, overview of the various LEED credits and an introduction to the LEED On-Line application process.

Course Length: 2 weeks

What to Expect in this Course

This class will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to complete our course requirements including discussions, grades, and other course activities (note that only students registered for the course will have access to the course on Canvas). Please log into Canvas by visiting on the first scheduled date of our course. If you have not used Canvas before, please take time to review the Canvas tutorial so that you are familiar with the interface prior to the beginning of class. For assistance with Canvas please call (877) 889-9052 or direct your question(s) via e-mail to Note that you should be computer literate, with at least basic knowledge of Internet navigation and email procedures since the college can only provide minimal technological support.

COC also provides students with an email account for all college business and communication; please go to to set up your student email account.

In order to comply with FERPA privacy requirements, correspondence with the college not coming from your student email account will be disregarded. I will be sending out announcements through the Canvas site and you may miss important information if you forget to check your COC student email. Similarly, certain e-mail providers either block or forward emails automatically to a junk mail folder, so please double check that course email communications are not in your spam folder.

Because this course is completely online it is ESSENTIAL that you read through all of the course materials located on the course website. Additional information on this class as well as info on how to download your free copy of the software for use in the class will be provided in the syllabus that will be accessible from Canvas once the class has started based on the dates listed above. .

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these classes prior to enrolling or the start date.

Types of Assessments

Quiz, online discussion board, written assignment

Textbook Information

LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide
Publisher: American Technical Publishers, Author: McCombs, Heather
ISBN 978-0826912947,  Edition:  LEED v4 edition

Other Relevant Course Information

…. many students register for online courses believing they will be easier or require less time than a traditional face-to-face class. Online courses sometimes require a greater commitment of your time & focus than a traditional course and while you will definitely benefit by not having to travel to campus or logging into a live Zoom session like you would for a traditional class, the discipline and responsibility necessary for completing the course is essentially all on your shoulders (…you will need to schedule time every week for viewing the lectures and completing the required homework & exams on-time).

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 1062