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Renewable Energy-Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Certificate

Program Code: 904821

Explore renewable energy generation systems with a focus on solar electric (photovoltaic) and solar thermal systems.

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Discuss and promote the benefits of alternative energy systems.
• Assess, design, assemble, install and operate photovoltaic energy systems.
• Collect and distribute data generated by alternative energy systems.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 104824, Solar Energy Technology

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-480-101
Energy-Intro Renewable & Susta
4
10-480-101 ENERGY-INTRO RENEW & SUSTAIN ...an overview of various renewable energy technologies and sustainable design practices and their current applications. Emphasis will be placed on policies, renewable energy production, green products and jobs. Course Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
10-482-126
Introduction to Solar
4
10-482-126 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ...an overview of the use of sunlight to produce heat and electricity and the practical and economical use of solar power and solar thermal systems. Learn the importance of energy efficiency and the economics of solar hybrid designs. Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-482-132
Photovoltaics-Design & Site
3
10-482-132 PHOTOVOLTAICS-DESIGN & SITE ...learn steps to performing a site audit prior to installation of a PV system. Focus on defining the solar window, system site placement, system sizing and design, load analysis and energy efficiency concepts. (Prerequisite: 10-482-126, Intro to Solar) Course Typically Offered: Spring
10-482-133
Photovoltaics-Advanced
4
10-482-133 PHOTOVOLTAICS-ADVANCED ...topics include batteries, wiring configurations, system diagramming, National Electrical code, component selection, wiring, safety and system maintenance. (Prerequisites: 10-482-126 Intro to Solar; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro; 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; 10-620-107, AC 1: Properties) Course Typically Offered: Fall
10-660-104
DC 1: Introduction
1
10-660-104 DC 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the concepts of DC electricity and simple series circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, power and Kirchoff's Voltage Law are defined. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-660-105
DC 2: Circuits
1
10-660-105 DC 2: CIRCUITS ...analysis of parallel and series-parallel circuits. Application of Kirchoff's Current Law to parallel circuit combinations. Introduction of current sources and source conversions. (Corequisites: 10-804-118, Interim Algebra w Apps OR 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-660-107
AC 1: Properties
1
10-660-107 AC 1: PROPERTIES ...introduction to the properties of capacitors and inductors including types and behavior in switching circuits. Inductor basics include a study of magnetic fields. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps OR 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B) Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
Certificate Total
18
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