Spring 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



Back to Previous Page

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: Other Term, Jan 21-Feb 13
TTh       04:30PM-08:45PM LEC S.Geiger             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     13126 
Textbook


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. Field trips are required. 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 18-May 22
TTh       04:30PM-06:20PM LEC M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     13127 
Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-08:20PM LAB M.Dela Pena          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014