Spring 2010 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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     31747 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     33196 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 25-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     32921 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     32921 Textbook
MW        08:00PM-09:50PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
Sa        01:05PM-04:10PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323       
Class will meet on 3 Saturdays only: 3/20; 4/17; 5/01.


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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC B.Price              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     32370 
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MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB B.Price              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        04:30PM-05:20PM LEC B.Price              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     32372 
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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, Feb 27-May 22
Sa        08:00AM-12:05PM LEC N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     32376 
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Sa        01:00PM-05:10PM LAB N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


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, Jan 16-May 19
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     33083 
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Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010