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Renewable Energy Technician - Solar PV Installation and Maintenance

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Program Overview

​LATTC offers a series of courses for individuals interested in working in the new, emerging field of solar energy. The courses enable individuals to be prepared to become certified by North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). The solar courses have also obtained NABCEP approval. In addition, one of the courses--Fundamentals of Solar Electricity (ECONMT 105 —54 hours)--prepares individuals to be able to take the NABCEP Photovoltaic (PV) Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge test. This Certificate program also prepares individuals and is required to successfully complete other renewable energy or energy efficiency Certificate of Achievement and degree programs at the college. As such, it serves as one of the “stackable” certificates in the renewable energy/energy efficiency certificate and degree pathway.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

​Upon completion of the Degree program, students are able to:

  • Use hand and power tools, testing equipment, and P.P.E required for performing solar (PV) installation and maintenance work in accordance with industry standards.
  • Perform solar (PV) installation and maintenance work utilizing hand and power tools, testing equipment, and other P.P.E. in accordance to industry standards.
  • Function effectively individually and as a member of a technical team to execute energy efficiency operations.

Program Details

Award Title Award Type Required Course Units Total Major Units GE
Renewable Energy Technician: Solar PV Installation and Maintenance AS 38 42 21
Renewable Energy Technician: Solar PV Installation and Maintenance - Solar PV Installation and Maintenance Technician C 24 24  

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