Fall 2017 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Herzfeld           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     18984 
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ENERGY 143    Solar Photovoltaic Systems Design, Installation, and Troubleshooting    4 Units

Prerequisite: ENERGY 141 with a grade 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. Ten-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training is provided. Students must pay the OSHA required fee in order to obtain the OSHA safety card. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Herzfeld           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     18985 
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TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Herzfeld           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


ENERGY 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ET 303 and NATR 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 120, 125, 129, 133 or higher; NATR 300, or an equivalent transferable life science course; and Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates fundamentals of energy and impacts of energy systems on society and the environment. It explores energy resources, efficiency, conservation, and emerging technologies. Specifically addressed are mechanics, advantages, disadvantages, and sustainability of current and future energy systems. This course also focuses on economic, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption in the context of the built environment, transportation, food systems, manufacturing, and public services. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed NATR 303 or ET 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Skillen            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     20307 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017