This 200 clock hour program requires the completion of 10 weeks (days) of study. This program prepares students with skills and knowledge to install and repair solar-energy systems designed to collect and store energy from the sun for residential, commercial and industrial use.
The program is designed to provide comprehensive training to become Solar Energy Installer in a residential or commercial building.
Graduates from this program may obtain employment in the solar energy installer field working in residential or commercial building setting installing equipment that may enhance the conservation of energy in a building.
Program Length/Class Hours
4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 10 weeks, 200 hours
|Module ASE||ASE, Terminology and Safety||20||15||5|
|Module BSE||Electricity Basics||40||20||20|
|Module CSE||Electrical Circuits||40||20||20|
|Module DSE||Solar Energy Fundamentals||10||10||0|
|Module ESE||PV Modules and SystemComponents||10||5||5|
|Module FSE||Maintenence and Troubleshooting||10||5||5|
|Module GSE||Site Assessment||10||5||5|
|Module HSE||Installation of PV System||60||30||30|
Module ASE ASE Terminology and Safety Basics – Students will learn basic theory regarding solar energy, including professional communication, positive attitude, honesty, self-confidence, work ethic, time management, as well as Cal/OSHA/ASE safety regulations that govern the workplace.
Module BSE Electricity Basics – Students will learn how to work safely with electricity, how to test a circuit breaker using a voltage tester, and how to reset a breaker panel; students will also learn how to identify “hot wires” by use of colored wire. Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA/ASE safety guidelines.
Module CSE Electrical Circuits – Students will learn how to safely replace a basic three-way or four-way light switch. Students will also learn how to replace an electrical outlet. Emphasis will be place on safety in accordance with Cal/OSHA/ASE safety guidelines.
Module DSE Solar Energy Fundamentals – Students will learn basic knowledge of solar energy systems and how their use provides for efficient energy management in a residential or commercial building. Students will also learn of current federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible.
Module ESE PV Modules and System Components – Student will learn the makeup of a PV module (Photovoltaic module), also known as a solar panel and their main function in a solar energy system. Students will also learn various types of PV modules including Crystalline Silicone, Thin-film, Rigid thin-film and Flexible thin-film panels, and mounting components used for ground or roof mounted systems.
Module FSE Maintenance and Troubleshooting – Students will learn how to conduct routine maintenance, evaluate performance output including correct pressure and non-leakage checks, and troubleshoot a solar energy and thermal energy system.
Module GSE Site Assessment – Students will learn how to conduct site assessments to properly evaluate the type of solar energy system that is suitable for installation in a residential or commercial building.
Module HSE Installation of the PV System – Students will learn how to properly install a full PV system in a residential and commercial building to exact specifications of the original plan.