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Solar Installer


Learn the skills necessary to become a successful Solar Installer.  Designed for individuals with building trades experience, this certificate provides Photovoltaic Installer preparation training for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic Installer Certification exam and the Photovoltaic Installer Advanced Certification exam. 

Program/Major Codes: CRTSIC/SIC

Before enrolling in this program, you must meet the following requirements:  test higher than REA 091 on the PCC assessment, or complete REA 091 with a grade of C or better.

What can I do with this certificate?

Career options:  Obtain employment in the solar installation field.

Academic options:  Continue your studies by completing the Building and Construction Technologies AAS degree.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
BCT 105*

Professionalism in Service, Construction Math, Basic Rigging

BCT 107* Basic Safety, Hand and Power Tools, Blueprint Reading 3
BCT 135 National Electric Code Electrical Wiring Applications 4
BCT 172 Electrical I 4
SLR 101 Basic Photovoltaic Installation 3
SLR 102 Advanced Photovoltaic Installation 3
SLR 130 Solar Hot Water Systems 4
Total 24

* BCT 100, 112, and 115 substitute for BCT 105. BCT 111, 113, and 114 substitute for BCT 107.