Spring 2013 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 19-May 22
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12287 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LAB M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


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: Other Term, Jan 22-Mar 21
TTh       03:00PM-04:50PM LEC S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     19620 
Textbook
Note: Instructor Consent Required. Energy 142 is a grant funded class. Therefore, it is only open to students who have been approved by SETA.

TTh       03:00PM-04:50PM LEC S.Geiger              TBA TBA                 20105 Textbook
Note: Instructor Consent Required. Energy 142 is a grant funded class. Therefore, it is only open to students who 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, Jan 22-Mar 21
TTh       09:00AM-11:50AM LEC S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     19621 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       
Note: Instructor Consent Required. Energy 143 a grant funded class. Therefore, it is only open to students who have been approved by SETA.



Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013