Solar Photovoltaic Installation Certificate: This series represents 135 total hours of formal education that thoroughly covers the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis. This certificate acknowledges an understanding of and experience in overall system installation and maintenance. It is designed for the person responsible for installation such as contractor, foreman or supervisor. Successful completion of these courses meets the education eligibility requirement to quality to take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification Exam.
Courses are approved for Utah DOPL continuing education hours.
CEAE 0100 Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy (45 Hr): Begins Oct. 12, 2015. Registration now open! Call 801-957-5200. This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of electricity. Subjects include: electron theory; magnetism; electromagnetism; Ohm's Law; series, parallel and multi-wire circuits; protection devices; DC/AC theory; capacitance; indutance; motor, transformer and generator theory; NEC Code navigation; voltage drop; and wire sizing.
CEAE 0200 Basic Photovoltaic Systems (45 Hr): Prereq: CEAE 0100 or Instructor Approval. This course introduces students to the basic principles of utility interactive photovoltaic system design. Through classroom and hands-on instruction, the course will prepare individuals to conduct site evaluations, prepare a basic electrical and mechanical design and select appropriate PV system components in accordance with the local municipality. Current NEC code updates will also be discussed
CEAE 0300 Adv. Photovoltaic System (45 Hr): Prereq: CEAE 0200 or Instructor Approval. Learn to safely work with PV systems; conduct site assessments; adapt mechanical/electrical designs; perform system checkouts/inspections; design, install, maintain & troubleshoot commercial/off-grid PV, battery based and hybrid systems. Curriculum is in accordance to the local municipality and current NEC code. Students will have hands on experience with a grid tied and off grid systems.