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.

male and female solar tech installing panels


FastForward Credential Program

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of class.
  • Meet minimum essential functions and standards for program.
  • Attend a coaching appointment and/or information session prior to enrollment.
  • Complete all funding assistance paperwork (if applicable) prior to enrollment.
  • English Language Learners (ELL/ESL): If English is not the first language, prospective students must complete a CASAS assessment with acceptable score prior to program admission. CASAS assessments can be scheduled by emailing at or calling 961-434-5461. Include your first and last name, program of interest, and program start date in your email. Assessment should be completed at least one week prior to program start date. CASAS assessment is also recommended, but not required, for prospective students who feel their reading comprehension needs improvement.

Take the Next Steps

Complete the Workforce Services Student Questionnaire.

Register for and attend a Funding Information Session.

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