Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENERGY 142    NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Entry Level Test Review    2 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 140 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: ENERGY 141
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This advanced course in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy offers preparation for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam. Topics include hardware and software tools used for determining percent of shade and orienting solar panels, the effect of PV panel orientation on system power and efficiency, and the load analysis. Additionally, it covers calculating PV panel string sizing when working with grid tie inverters as related to the NABCEP test. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are reviewed. The successful completion of this course and ENERGY 141 qualifies students to take the NABCEP certified solar photovoltaic installers and service technicians entry level certificate of knowledge of PV systems test. Field trips are required. This course may be taken two times for credit using different software.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 07-Dec 07
MW        06:00PM-09:30PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     28561 
Textbook
NOTE: Instructor consent required.

MW        06:00PM-09:30PM LEC D.Thomas              TBA TBA                 29694 Textbook


ENERGY 143    Solar Photovoltaic Systems Design, Installation, and Troubleshooting    4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 141 and 142 with grades of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This advanced course in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy offers the opportunity for hands-on experience designing, installing, and troubleshooting grid-tie and stand alone PV systems. Topics include hardware and software tools used in the solar PV industry, blueprint reading, calculating component size and capacity, and personal safety. Additionally, it covers calculating PV panel string sizing when working with grid tie inverters and battery sizing when designing stand alone PV systems. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are reviewed. Field trips are required. This course may be taken two times for credit using different hardware.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 20-Nov 02
MW        07:30PM-09:50PM LEC N.Lowrie              TBA TBA                 29715 
Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:20PM LAB N.Lowrie              TBA TBA                   

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Nov 02
MW        07:30PM-09:50PM LEC B.Price              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     16116 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:50PM LEC N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     16116 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:20PM LAB N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.

MW        07:30PM-09:50PM LEC N.Lowrie              TBA TBA                 29693 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-09:50PM LEC B.Price               TBA TBA                 29693 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-02:15PM LAB B.Price              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011