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 TITLECREDITS
Fall - Year 1
Introduction to Solar Photovoltaic Systems2
ELPV 1110System Components and Module Fundamentals3
ELPV 1120Solar PV Systems Sizing and Design3
Solar PV Systems Installation3
ELPV 1140Photovoltaic Systems Performance Analysis, Maintenance and Troubleshooting3
ELCO 1100Electrial Circuit Fundamentals AND3
ELCO 1105Electrical Circuit Fundamentals Lab OR3
AC/DC I AND3
ELCO 1120AC/DC II3
ELEC 1205National Electric Code I2
ELEC 1200Residential Wiring I5
ELEC 1230Safety Principles and OSHA1
ELEC 1235Applied Electrical Calculations2
TOTAL CREDITS30


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Updated: si 2/3/14