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.

 

Outcomes

Entry-Level, Solar-PV Technology

Curriculum code: C39C

ELTR 1004Fundamentals of Electricity

4

ELTR 1174Natl Electric Code & Wiring Methods

4

ELTR 1402Industrial Safety

2

ELTR 1503Survey of Renewable Energy

3

ELTR 2334Intro to Solar-Photovoltaic Tech

4

ELTR 2343Advanced Photovoltaic Installation

3

ELTR 2353Solar Operations & Maintenance

3

ELTR 2414Industrial Motor Control

4