This 48 hour course builds upon the foundation of knowledge students acquire in the Basic Photovoltaic Systems course. After successful completion of course work in both the Basic and Advanced classes and additional field work, students will be able to: safely work with photovoltaic systems; conduct site assessments; adapt mechanical and electrical designs; perform system checkouts and inspections; design, install, maintain and troubleshoot commercial and off-grid photovoltaic, battery based and hybrid systems. All instruction and curriculum is in accordance to the local municipality and the 2011 NEC code. Students will have hands-on experience in the Solar Training Yard with a grid-tied and off-grid systems. These classes meet NABCEP education requirements and provide solid preparation for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Achieving a passing score demonstrates basic knowledge of design, installation and application of photovoltaic systems. Potential employers may use this as a benchmark to assess candidates. Students who have completed other NABCEP required field experience will qualify to take the NABCEP PV Installer Certification examination. Earning the title NABCEP Certified PV Installer is an industry mark of distinction and allows for application for a State of Utah S202 license.*
The same textbook is used for both the Basic Photovoltaic Systems and the Advanced Photovoltaic Systems courses. It is available at the Taylorsville-Redwood Campus bookstore. The National Electrical Code Handbook is required for the Advanced course.
*For more information, please visit NABCEP's web site, www.nabcep.org. Check the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) web site, www.dopl.utah.gov, for current licensing rules and regulations.
Course meets 16 hours core and 12 hours professional DOPL requirements.