Demand for alternative and renewable energy sources and technicians qualified to install them, continues to increase dramatically in Utah. Whether you’re a tradesman or tradeswoman already in the industry, or just looking to join the ever growing solar industry, SLCC has a program to get you started.
The Green Academy - Energy Institute of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) offers training in Solar Photovoltaics geared toward this emerging workforce. Students in the solar classes will have the opportunity to use the newly completed Solar Training Yard, the first of its kind here in Utah. The yard is a great addition to the student experience and allows prospective technicians to increase their knowledge and skills through hands-on training. All curriculum was developed and is instructed by NABCEP certified instructors. Many of the courses offer re-licensing credit required by the Department of Occupational and Professional LIcensing (DOPL). Students must provide full license name and number to register.
Learn how to assemble, install and maintain Photovoltaic panels and systems with online and hands-on training!
PV Installation Certificate
This certificate acknowledges an understanding of and experience in overall system installation. It is designed for the person responsible for installation such as contractor, foreman or supervisor.
PV Technical Sales Certificate - Coming Soon!
This certificate acknowledges an understanding of site analysis, system design, ethical presentation, and accurate analyses and projections of electrical and financial performance for PV Systems.
Students earning this non-credit certificate will have completed the required training hours to qualify to take the NABCEP certification exam.
Salt Lake Community College is an authorized provider of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam and the Entry Level Exam.
PV Installation Professional Exam
This certification demonstrates a high level of skills and experience in the solar installation field that can distinguish you from your competition.
Entry Level Exam
This recognition demonstrates to potential employers achievement of a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of application, design, installation and operation of PV systems.
Please check www.nabcep.org for additional certification requirements.
What career options are available with this training?
The Solar Career Map will help you to gain a better understanding of the diverse jobs that are growing across the industry.
Much of the Green Academy training is based upon work supported by the U. S Department of Energy under Award Number DE-OE0000457 and DE-OE0000458.