Fall 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     19796 
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TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       


ENERGY 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ET 303 and NATR 303
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Fundamentals of energy and its impact on society and the environment are covered in this course. The mechanics, advantages and disadvantages of current and future renewable, green and nonrenewable energy sources are investigated. Residential energy audits are covered. Field trips are required. This course is not open to students who have completed ET 303 or NATR 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          20091 
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Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013