Fall 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ENERGY 140    Electrical Applications for Solar Installers    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. It covers how solar photovoltaic energy works and how to assess if PV is feasible in a variety of situations. Topics include calculating and measuring PV power outputs for different conditions, using software tools and hardware for calculating and sizing PV systems, and measuring and analyzing shading conditions. Additionally, it addresses how to install and connect necessary components. This is the first course in a series leading to the solar photovoltaic energy installers certification. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 17-Oct 18
MTWTh     09:00AM-11:25AM LEC M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     20274 
Textbook
MTWTh     11:35AM-02:00PM LAB M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
ENERGY140 is a grant funded class. It is only open to students who have been approved by SETA. For more details, please call SETA at (916) 263-5351

MTWTh     09:00AM-11:25AM LEC M.Dela Pena           TBA TBA                 20442 Textbook
MTWTh     11:35AM-02:00PM LAB M.Dela Pena           TBA TBA                   


ENERGY 141    Electrical & Mechanical Applications for Solar Installers    4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 140 or 299 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an advanced course in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy. Topics include using hardware and software tools for shading and correctly orientating solar panels, the effect PV panel orientation has on system power output and efficiency, what effect optimum PV panel loading has on power produced, and how to perform load analysis on a specific residence. Additionally, it covers various manufacturers' software to calculate PV panel string sizing for optimum efficiency when working with grid tie inverters. National Electrical Code (NEC) and fire code wire sizing, fusing, and other safety instructions and procedures are stressed. The successful completion of this course and ENERGY 142 qualify students to take the NABCEP (North American Certified Energy Practitioner) 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 test equipment.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 22-Nov 21
MTWTh     09:00AM-11:40AM LEC M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     20276 
Textbook
MTWTh     11:50AM-02:30PM LAB M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
ENERGY141 is a grant funded class. It is only open to students who have been approved by SETA. For more details, please call SETA at (916) 263-5351

MTWTh     11:50AM-02:30PM LAB S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
ENERGY141 is a grant funded class. It is only open to students who have been approved by SETA. For more details, please call SETA at (916) 263-5351

MTWTh     09:00AM-11:40AM LEC M.Dela Pena           TBA TBA                 20444 Textbook
MTWTh     11:50AM-02:30PM LAB M.Dela Pena           TBA TBA                   


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

Prerequisite: ENERGY 141 with a grade of "C" or better
Green Course Green Course
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This advanced course in solar photovoltaic (PV) energy includes 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 meets the requirements to take the NABCEP certified solar photovoltaic installers and service technicians entry level certificate of knowledge of PV systems test. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken two times for credit using different software.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
F         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12792 
Textbook
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
ENERGY142 is a grant funded class. It is only open to students who have successfully completed ENERGY140, are enrolled in ENERGY141 and have been approved by SETA.


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 25-Nov 07
MW        07:00PM-09:20PM LEC S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     12470 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-06:50PM LAB S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
NOTE: Instructor consent required.
ENERGY143 is a grant funded class. It is only open to students who have successfully completed ENERGY140, are enrolled in ENERGY141 and have been approved by SETA. For more details, please call SETA at (916) 263-5351

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012