Attend A Free Solar Photovoltaics Information Session This Evening, August 15

By on August 15, 2017
Solar Photovoltaic Classes

Join us for this informational session on how to become a part of the solar field. The application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems will be introduced. Explore the path for certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP). Program is free but registration is required.

Register by calling 314-984-7777 or online at https://classes.stlcc.edu/CE_Registration/.

Solar Photovoltaics Information Session

Join us for this informational session on how to become a part of the solar field. The application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems will be introduced. Explore the path for certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP). Program is free but registration is required.
CONS:721 | No Fee
550 | Tu 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Aug. 15 | Florissant Valley Campus CWI 136

Solar Photovoltaics Courses

Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part I

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join the field of solar energy. In this course, you will learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets and safety basics. Class will introduce basic photovoltaic equipment and you will learn how to assess potential installation sites for their solar energy potential. Gain hands on experience with roof layout, shading analysis with Solar Pathfinder, calculation of energy production for specific sites and calculation of load estimations. In addition, learn about photovoltaic system components and how they interact with each other. You will be introduced to solar modules, charge controllers and inverters, batteries, and photovoltaic mounting and racking systems and will apply all this information to participate in a hands-on photovoltaic system build project. Build a full string inverter system and modules on a mock roof and a ballasted racking system with micro-inverters. Students should have fundamental mathematical and mechanical skills. Texts included. Enrollment by 8/16 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $349
5D1 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Aug. 24-Sept. 14 | Florissant Valley Campus CWI 127

Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part II

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. A continuation of the solar energy studies and hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Solar Basics – Part I. Registration by 9/11 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $159
5D2 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Sept. 19-Oct. 10 | Florissant Valley Campus CWI 127

Advanced PV Sizing Electrical Design

Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn how to equate temperature differences using temp coefficients for string sizing, as required by the National Electric Code. There will be exercises in proper wire sizing, overcurrent protection sizing and system sizing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems as well as basic troubleshooting techniques. This course and the previous classes are required to sit for the NABCEP entry level exam. Registration by 10/5 is encouraged. No refunds after this date. No class 10/17.
CONS:721 | $199
5D3 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Oct. 12-Oct. 31 | Florissant Valley Campus CWI 127

Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Installer Exam Prep

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn the 2011/2014 requirements for photovoltaic systems. This is an advanced class and an electrical background is needed. This is a continuation education class that is worth 24 advanced hours and is meant to prepare students for the NABCEP installers test. Text Included. Registration by 10/26 is encouraged. No refunds after this date. No class 11/7, 11/23.
CONS:721 | $259
5D4 | TuTh 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Nov. 2-Dec. 5 | Florissant Valley Campus CWI 127

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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