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|Solar Photovoltaics: System Installation, Design & Sales Certificate
||Engineering and Applied Technology
Total Units: 16
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Solar Photovoltaics: System Installation, Design & Sales certificate of achievement is comprised of industry-driven courses focused on the development of skills and knowledge used in the installation, design, and sales of solar photovoltaic systems.
- Describe the basic technology, tools, materials, and equipment commonly used in residential solar photovoltaics systems;
- Apply necessary safety precautions to minimize workplace hazards and protect customer's property;
- Identify proper site location and installation of residential photovoltaic panels, electrical distribution, inverters, electrical connection, conversion, and distribution components;
- Assemble a simple racking and module system;
- Evaluate residential customer needs for current and future electricity use, recommend a sufficient photovoltaics system, determine financing options;
- Determine the suitability for advanced topics application to project-specific uses.
The requirements for the Solar Photovoltaics: System Installation, Design & Sales Certificate program are:
Complete 16 units from
- Solar Photovoltaics Requirements
|Solar Photovoltaics Requirements - complete 16.00 units|
|RENRG 101||Renewable Energy Industry Careers||2.00|
|RENRG 102||Electrical Trade Tools, Parts, Components & OSHA 10||2.00|
|RENRG 103||Basics of Grid Tie Residential Systems||3.00|
|RENRG 104||Grid Tie Residential Solar PV Installation||3.00|
|RENRG 105||Grid Tie Residential Solar PV System Design & Sales||3.00|
|RENRG 106||Photovoltaic Battery Storage System Specialty||2.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|BAD 53||Introduction to Solving Business Problems With Spreadsheets||1.50|
|CS 61.11A||Microsoft Excel, Part 1||1.50|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
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