Photovoltaic Systems Classes at SLCC

Jan Harris

Basic Photovoltaic Systems. Session One begins on May 12th and ends on June 4th. Session Two begins on June 2, 2009 and ends on July 2, 2009. Classes will be held at SLCC's Larry H. Miller campus in the MFEC Building, room 207 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes start at 6:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Thirty hours of instruction will be provided. Tuition is $499.00, the textbook is $80.00. Information contained in the textbook includes material for both the Basic Photovoltaic Systems course and the Advanced Photovoltaic Systems course. This class provides an overview of the design and installation of basic solar photovoltaic systems. Students will learn how to evaluate a suitable site, prepare a basic electrical and mechanical design, choose the electrical and mechanical components required, and assemble them. This class is preparatory to more advanced knowledge and experience needed to become a licensed solar contractor in the State of Utah. Students who successfully complete this class will be eligible to take NABCEP's (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Entry Level Certificate Program.

Advanced Photovoltaic Systems begins on July 7, 2009 and ends August 18, 2009. Class will be held at SLCC's Larry H. Miller campus in the MFEC Building, room 207 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. It will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. Forty hours of instruction will be provided. Tuition is $999.00. This course builds upon the foundation of knowledge students acquire in the Basic Photovoltaic Systems course. After successful completion of course work in both the Basic and Advanced classes and additional field work, students will be able to: safely work with photovoltaic systems; conduct site assessments; select appropriate system designs; adapt mechanical designs; adapt electric designs; install subsystems and components on-site; perform system checkouts and inspections; maintain and troubleshoot photovoltaic systems. These skills, plus field experience will enable them to qualify to sit for the NABCEP PV Installer Certification examination.

To register for classes call 801-957-5200. For more detailed information, go to NABCEP's website and Utah's Division of Occupational Licensing (DOPL). Please check DOPL's website for current rules and regulations. You may also call Jan Harris at Salt Lake Community College. Her number is 801-957-3931.

SLCC - http://www.slcc.edu/continuinged/featuredcourses/solarvp.asp
DOPL- http://www.dopl.utah.gov/
NABCEP Entry Level http://www.nabcep.org/certificates/entry-level-certificate-program

Jan Harris
Program Coordinator
Continuing Education
801-957-3931
Jan.Harris@slcc.edu

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