Solar Technician

This workforce credential program prepares students for entry-level employment in residential solar system design, installation, and maintenance of photovoltaic (PV) systems.

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.

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Program Information

Gain the knowledge and skills to design, install and maintain solar systems! This course will introduce you to photovoltaic (PV) design, installation and maintenance of solar systems. The classroom theory and hands-on training will cover the following learning objectives: markets and applications, safety basics, electricity basics, solar energy fundamentals, module fundamentals, system components, system sizing principles, system electrical and mechanical design and performance analysis, maintenance and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students are eligible to sit for the Photovoltaic Association credential exam offered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). This credential is intended for people who are currently working in, or seeking employment in, the renewable energy industry.

Contact Hours: 40

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Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Register for and attend a Funding Information Session.

Check the schedule page to see when this program is next offered.

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