Solar-Photovoltaic Technology

KCC offers a Solar-Photovoltaic certificate and specialization track in the Electrical Technology program.

The Introduction to Solar-Photovoltaic Technology course, ELTR 2334, explores the design, installation and use of solar-photovoltaic power systems for consumer and commercial applications. Students will receive hands-on lab experience, sizing, installing and maintaining solar-photovoltaic electrical generating systems.

Course outcomes

The solar-photovoltaic course prepares students:

  • For entry-level work as a designer, installer, troubleshooter, and maintenance technician for solar-photovoltaic power systems.
  • To perform successfully on the NABCEP PV Associate Level Exam.

NABCEP certification

NABCEP logo North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners certification is the gold standard for photovoltaic and solar heating installation. NABCEP is the most respected, well-established, and widely recognized certification organization for North American solar professionals in the field of renewable energy.

At the end of the photovoltaic course, students will take the NABCEP PV Associate Level Exam. Passing the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam demonstrates basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems.


Entry-Level, Solar-PV Technology

Curriculum code: C39C

ELTR1004Fundamentals of Electricity

4 Credits

ELTR1174Natl Electric Code & Wiring Methods

4 Credits

ELTR1402Industrial Safety

2 Credits

ELTR1503Survey of Renewable Energy

3 Credits

ELTR2334Intro to Solar-Photovoltaic Tech

4 Credits

ELTR2343Advanced Photovoltaic Installation

3 Credits

ELTR2353Solar Operations & Maintenance

3 Credits

ELTR2414Industrial Motor Control

4 Credits