Solar PV Courses Beginning Fall 2020
RENRG 101: Renewable Energy Careers (2units)
Introduction to the renewable energy industry including solar, wind, geothermal energy and their distribution.
Discussion to include careers within the industry, the employment working conditions, social aspects, educational and experience requirements.
RENRG 102: Solar PV Tools & Parts
Information and skills training for basic hand tools, battery tool kits, and common electrical parts and components used in electrical-related trades. Course will include developing quality customer service skills. Students will receive the Occupational, Safety and Health Administration training instruction, OSHA 10. Students who pass the exam at the end of the course are eligible to receive the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Department of Labor (DOL) course completion card.
RENRG 103: Basics of Grid Tied Residential Systems
An introductory level integrated lab-lecture course to provide knowledge and skills needed to understand the relationships between designing, installing, and selling a typical residential grid tie solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
RENRG 104: Grid Tie Residential Solar PV Installation
An intermediate level, integrated lecture-lab class to focus on the installation of residential grid tie solar systems, including technology types, fire codes, permitting, utility interconnection, and ongoing maintenance. This course is intended for students to become solar photovoltaic system installers.
RENRG 105: Grid Tie Residential Solar PV Design & Sales
An intermediate level, integrated lab-lecture course to provide skills and information on selling and designing residential solar photovoltaic systems. This course is intended for students who plan to enter into the sales, marketing, and design of solar photovoltaic systems.
RENRG 106: Advanced Topics in Solar PV
This course will examine electrical energy storage systems for photovoltaic solar panel systems. Field trips may be included.
Solar PV Basic Certificate (7 Units)
Completion of RENRG 101, RENRG 102 and RENRG 103
Solar PV System Installation Certificate (12 Units Total)
Solar PV Basic Cert + completion of RENRG 104 and RENRG 106
Solar PV System Design & Sales Certificate (12 Units Total)
Solar PV Basic Cert + completion of RENRG 105 and RENRG 106
Solar PV System Installation Design & Sales Certificate (16 Units Total)
Solar PV Basic Cert + completion on RENRG 104, RENRG 105 and RENRG 106