Summer 2010 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. This course may be taken two times for credit using different test equipment.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
W         09:00AM-04:00PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     15034 
Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-06:00PM LAB D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     15371 Textbook
Class will meet on only 5 Saturdays: 6/19; 6/26; 7/10; 7/17; 7/24


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: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Thomas             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     15035 
Textbook


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: Eight Week - First, Jun 07-Jul 30
TTh       06:00PM-07:50PM LEC N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     15038 
Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-11:45AM LEC N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     15038 Textbook
TTh       08:00PM-09:50PM LAB N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       
Sa        11:55AM-03:30PM LAB N.Lowrie             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       
Class will meet on 5 Saturdays only: 6/19; 6/26; 7/10; 7/17; 7/24.

Summer 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: July 12, 2010