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Construction Technology Specialty In Solar Power

Course Description

The Construction Technology Specialty in Solar Power Program trains students in the fundamentals of Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, basic electricity and basic weatherization techniques. Students in this field learn to develop basic skills in engineering support and construction. Classes cover topics that include residential and commercial solar power generation. Students learn basic structural engineering, basic electricity to include Photovoltaic and plumbing. Students learn the importance of applying building and safety codes. Students learn to use various hand tools, drills, saws, ladders, and safety gear in the fields mentioned above.

This program prepares individuals to test after graduation for the entry level test in NABCEP – Entry level Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) and Solar Thermal (Solar Hot Water).

Students completing the Construction Technology Specialty in Solar Power Program will be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Applied Science Construction Management with Solar Power Program.

Upon successful completion, graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Construction Technology Specialty in Solar Power Program will be able to:

  • Acquire positions as apprentice electricians, solar thermal technician, plumbing assistant, and the construction trades;
  • Work in manufacturing industries, local and federal government agencies, computer consulting firms, or education centers;
  • Utilize project management skills;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relationships;
  • Understand good customer service skills.

Out-of-School assignments will be required in some classes.

Additional Information

Quick Facts: Construction Tech Specialty In Solar Power

Total Quarter Credit hours 70 Clock Hours 1080
Estimated completion time: 11 months (15 months night)
This program offered during the day and evening hours at the Branch Campus
  • NABCEP – Entry level Photovoltaics (Solar Electric) & Solar Thermal (Solar Hot Water)
  • ALA (Electrical Lighting Efficiency)
  • BPI – Building Analyst (Weatherization)
  • 17-2199.11 Solar Energy Systems Engineers
  • 41-4011.07 Solar Sales Representatives and Assessors
  • 47-1011.03 Solar Energy Installation Managers
  • 47-4099.02 Solar Thermal Installers and Technicians
  • 47-4099.01 Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  • 47-4099.00 Construction and Related Workers, All Other
  • 49-9098.00 Helpers Installation, Maintenance and Repair Workers