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  Jan 17, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Photovoltaic Solar Installation Certificate


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The Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Installation Certificate Program is an introductory group of courses that provide students the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the fast pace solar industry. Upon completion of this certificate students are qualified to take the industry recognized NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Entry Level Photovoltaic Certificate of Knowledge Exam. This certificate provides a solid understanding of PV technology, site analysis, system design, and installation methods performed in residential and commercial applications. Students will qualify for careers as an entry-level technician for PV dealers, PV installers and electrical contractors with a renewable energy focus.

After successful completion of the Photovoltaic Solar Installation Certificate, students will qualify to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam.

Program Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Photovoltaic Solar Installation certificate, the graduate should be able to:

  • Analyze the performance and operating characteristics of PV systems and components.
  • Design a PV system that meets the performance, architectural and structural requirements for given applications.

Fall Semester I


Total Credits: 7


Total Credits: 8


Total credit hours required for certificate: 15


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