Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Solar Photovoltaic Installation Technician, the student will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training necessary for entry-level employment in the field of Solar Photovoltaic installation. Specific job titles include solar installer, solar electrical installer, solar installer trainee and other emerging careers in this field. The courses included in the certificate also qualify students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
Perform a site survey in order to determine the optimal location for a small size solar photovoltaic system.
Assess safety hazards in respect to fire, shock, and falls when installing or repairing photovoltaic systems.
Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot basic solar photovoltaic circuits and determine potential problems with wiring and equipment malfunctions to industry standards.
Perform testing procedures with industry tools and test equipment necessary for solar photovoltaic module installations.
Identify and calculate different sizes of wire according to the National Electrical Code and industry standards.
Describe the components in a complete grid tie photovoltaic system.