Academic Programs

Solar Photovoltaic Technician, Certificate

 

Locations: Canby and Jackson                 
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The Solar Photovoltaic program combines lecture and hands on training to provide the skills necessary to install solar PV systems. Graduates will develop an understanding of where PV systems started, where they are now and where they will be in the future. Under minimal supervision graduates must be able to define the solar resource and complete a site assessment. They must also develop a comfort level with the capabilities, limitations, and basic construction of all major PV system pieces. Graduates must also be able to size systems to client’s expectations, inspect, commission and maintain the systems.


COURSE # COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Fall - Year 1
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems 2
ELPV 1110 System Components and Module Fundamentals 3
ELPV 1120 Solar PV Systems Sizing and Design 3
Solar PV Systems Installation 3
ELPV 1140 Photovoltaic Systems Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting 3
ELCO 1100 Electrial Circuit Fundamentals AND 3
ELCO 1105 Electrical Circuit Fundamentals Lab OR 3
AC/DC I AND 3
ELCO 1120 AC/DC II 3
ELEC 1205 National Electric Code I 2
ELEC 1200 Residential Wiring I 5
ELEC 1230 Safety Principles and OSHA 1
ELEC 1235 Applied Electrical Calculations 2
TOTAL CREDITS 30


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Updated: si 2/3/14