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Solar Photovoltaics: System Installation, Design & Sales Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 16
Term Effective: Fall 2020

Description:

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Describe the basic technology, tools, materials, and equipment commonly used in residential solar photovoltaics systems;
  2. apply necessary safety precautions to minimize workplace hazards and protect customer's property;
  3. identify proper site location and installation of residential photovoltaic panels, electrical distribution, inverters, electrical connection, conversion, and distribution components;
  4. assemble a simple racking and module system;
  5. evaluate residential customer needs for current and future electricity use, recommend a sufficient photovoltaics system, determine financing options;
  6. determine the suitability for advanced topics application to project-specific uses.

Program Requirements:

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
CourseDescriptionUnits
RENRG 101 Renewable Energy Industry Careers2.00
RENRG 102 Electrical Trade Tools, Parts, Components & OSHA 102.00
RENRG 103 Basics of Grid Tie Residential Systems3.00
RENRG 104 Grid Tie Residential Solar PV Installation3.00
RENRG 105 Grid Tie Residential Solar PV System Design & Sales3.00
RENRG 106 Photovoltaic Battery Storage System Specialty2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
BAD 53 Introduction to Solving Business Problems With Spreadsheets1.50
CS 61.11A Microsoft Excel, Part 11.50
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2020

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.

Previous Versions:

Solar Photovoltaics - effective Fall 2019
Solar Photovoltaics - effective Fall 2017
Solar Photovoltaics - effective Fall 2013
Solar Photovoltaics - effective Summer 2012

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Notes:

WEOC 99I may be taken from .50 - 5.00 units

This program is NOT yet approved for federal financial aid.

Contact
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(707) 527-4634
rgrandmaison@santarosa.edu
Engineering and Applied Technology