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Solar Photovoltaics: Basics Certificate Engineering and Applied Technology Total Units: 8
Term Effective: Fall 2020


The Solar Photovoltaics: Basics certificate of achievement is comprised of industry-driven courses focused on the development of introductory 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. Have a general understanding of the various roles and responsibilities of people working in the solar photovoltaic and related industries.
  2. Identify and propose remedy for unsafe workspace conditions.
  3. Describe in general, the components, tools, and installation methods used for installation of grid tie residential solar photovoltaic systems.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Solar Photovoltaics: Basics Certificate program are:

  • Complete 8 units from
    • Solar Photovoltaics: Basics Requirements

Solar Photovoltaics: Basics Requirements - complete 8.00 units
RENRG 101Renewable Energy Industry Careers2.00
RENRG 102Electrical Trade Tools, Parts, Components & OSHA 102.00
RENRG 103Basics of Grid Tie Residential Systems3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems With Spreadsheets1.50
CS 61.11AMicrosoft Excel, Part 11.50
LIR 10Introduction 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.

Term Inactive: Fall 2024

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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