Solar Energy Technician
Gain the skills and knowledge needed for entry-level positions as solar photovoltaic (PV) installers. Students will obtain an in-depth knowledge of PV solar including PV fundamentals and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures and applications for PV systems. Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, electricity basics, electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection and grounding, a detailed look at module and inverter specifications and characteristics, mounting methods for various roof structures and ground mounts and an introduction to safety, construction management, commissioning and more. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to take part in one of the fastest growing industries in the world. (30 meetings) (12 CEUs)
Sep 18-Oct 27 M-F 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Oct 30-Dec 15 M-F 5-9 p.m.
*No class Nov 20-24
Photovoltaic (PV) Technical Sales
Get the skills and training necessary for entry level positions as solar PV technical sales professionals by learning the advanced technical knowledge required for selling PV systems. In addition to PV solar knowledge, topics include understanding customer motivation, financial tools, the use of electric rate functions, licensing requirements, product knowledge, product limitations, how to properly evaluate a potential installation site, conducting performance analysis, understanding incentives and calculating financial returns and non-financial benefits. A significant portion of the class is devoted to time value of money, the financial return of PV systems, different financing methods and basic sales skills. (30 meetings) (12 CEUs)
Oct 2-Nov 10 M-F 1-4 p.m.
Materials: There are required textbooks. Contact Continuing Education Department for current textbooks.
Financial Assistance: This program is approved for use of Vacational Rehabilitation Education Benefits. Career Loans available through Sallie Mae. Students with a need for financial assistance may contact Sallie Mae for a loan. There is also a parent-initiated loan option available with Sallie Mae. We are listed as CTCD-Continuing Education on the Sallie Mae site, school code 00400398. Students who qualify may use MyCAA benefits. Contact MyCAA to see if you qualify. Please contact Continuing Education for information about paying for class using our installment plan.