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The National Electric Code will be undergoing significant changes for the 2014 edition.

NEC 2014 Solar Photovoltaics Workshop

SLCC is very pleased to have nationally recognized industry expert Bill Brooks present the NEC 2014 Solar Photovoltaics workshop.

This is a must attend event for anyone in the industry or wanting to get into the exciting and expanding solar field.

To register, call 801-957-5200.

Solar Training Yard

Our state-of-the-art solar training yard just keeps getting bigger and better!! Additional donations have been received, allowing us to expand the hands-on learning opportunities. NEW training labs will be offered throughout 2014. SPRING dates will be announced soon!

Check it out!

Learn how to assemble and install Photovoltaic panels and systems with hands-on training.

From capturing the power of the sun and converting it into a source of clean energy to reducing energy consumption by efficient use of resources,  Salt Lake Community College has made a commitment to help prepare Utah's workforce for a bright future in renewable energy technologies and energy conservation.

Our Solar Program certificate courses instruct students in basic electrical theory, learning the major components of a PV system and all the way up to the design and installation of large array PV systems.

Students earning this non-credit certificate will have completed the requisite training hours to qualify for taking the following NABCEP recognition or certification exams:

Entry Level Exam This recognition demonstrates to potential employers achievement of a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of paplication, design, installation and operation of PV and Solar Heating systems.

PV Technical Sales Certification** - This certification acknowledges understanding of site analysis, system design, ethical presentation, accurate analyses and projections of electrical and financial performace for PV systems.

PV Installer Certification** - This certification acknowledges PV installers with skills and experience in the overall system installation and is targeted to the personal responsible for that installation such as the contractor, foreman or supervisor.

Where can this training and certification lead?

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. Check out their Solar Career Map to get a better understanding of the diverse jobs that are growing across the industry.

** These certifications have additional requirements including submission of an application. Please check for complete information.

Curriculum is presented by experienced, NABCEP certified instructors who also bring extensive knowledge and skills from their years in the industry.

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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.