PROGRAM SUMMARY

Solar PV Technical Certificate Brochure (37 hours)

Solar PV Certificate of Completion Brochure (12 hours)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of solar photovoltaic (PV) installers is projected to grow 105 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The continued expansion and adoption of solar panel installations will result in excellent job opportunities for qualified individuals, particularly those who complete photovoltaic training courses at a community college or technical school.

Because CCC offers both the Solar PV Technical Certificate and Solar PV Certificate of Completion online, students have the ability to learn and work from home.

Participation in Saturday “boot camps” is recommended to gain hands-on training. Boot camps are offered every eight weeks in the fall and spring semesters, and offer state-of the art equipment/labs that are real-world systems (not mockups).

If you need additional information, contact Derek Reilley, Program Director, by phone at 785.460.5431 or by email at derek.reilley@colbycc.edu.

See recent data on CCC students who studied Solar Photovoltaic.

 

SOLAR PV TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
SO100Student Success Seminar *  1
AE177Energy Efficiency †3
AE190Electronics *3
AE199
Introduction to Construction ˄5
AE276Introduction to Energy Technologies *3
AE298Internship ˄4
AE241Power Storage/Transmission & Conversion **3
   
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC TRACK
AE277Solar PV Fundamentals & Applications *
3
AE279Solar PV Grid Direct **3
AE200Solar PV Battery-Based †3
AE201Solar PV Technical Sales ††3
   
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
SO181Career Development  ††  3
   
Total Credit Hours: 37

  

*               Fall semester, first eight weeks
**            Fall semester, second eight weeks
†               Spring semester, first eight weeks
††            Spring semester, second eight weeks
˄               Summer