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Solar Photovoltaics: System Design & Sales Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 12
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Solar Photovoltaics: System Design and Sales certificate of achievement is comprised of industry-driven courses focused on the development of skills and knowledge used in the 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. Evaluate residential customer needs for current and future electricity use, recommend a sufficient photovoltaics system, determine financing options;
  5. Determine the suitability for advanced topics application to project-specific uses.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Solar Photovoltaics: System Design & Sales Certificate program are:

  • Complete 12 units from
    • Solar Photovoltaics System Design and Sales

Solar Photovoltaics System Design and Sales - complete 12.00 units
RENRG 101Renewable Energy Industry Careers2.00
RENRG 102Electrical Trade Tools, Parts, Components & OSHA 102.00
RENRG 103Basics of Grid Tie Residential Systems3.00
RENRG 105Grid Tie Residential Solar PV System Design & Sales3.00
RENRG 106Photovoltaic Battery Storage System Specialty2.00

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.

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.

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