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Solar Energy Technology (Diploma)

Minimum Quarter Credit Hours Required = 52.5

Minimum Contact Hours Required = 720

The Solar Energy Technology Diploma program prepares students to become future leaders in renewable energy with a specific focus on solar photovoltaics. Our program trains students to install, operate and repair solar systems. Solar courses also include skill development in troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing photovoltaic equipment, including how to perform maintenance, repair, or replace solar panel parts to correct problems. Students get a unique advantage by getting to learn conceptually in the classroom and then apply hands on knowledge in closely supervised labs that will prepare them for real world job requirements. Graduates will have a high level knowledge on the fundamentals of solar engineering which will prepare them for entry-level employment as solar energy technicians.  This program takes place over a period of 36 weeks.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should be able to:

  • operate, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair photovoltaic equipment;
  • perform maintenance, repair, or replace parts to correct malfunctions;
  • perform diagnostic analysis;
  • demonstrate an understanding of industry standards within the solar energy field;
  • apply safe principles;
  • apply conceptual knowledge to be able to perform a site audit and gather requirements for solar design.

Requirements

Required Courses

EEN 1205Fundamentals of Electricity

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 1300Health and Safety in the Field

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

EEN 1335AC Circuitry

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 1465Industrial Wiring

5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 20, Lab 60)

ELE 2355Instrumentation and Measurement

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

MTH 1195Technical Mathematics for Energy Technology

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

SET 2005Introduction to Photovoltaics

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

SET 2055Photovoltaic Installation and Repair

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

SET 2077Advanced Photovoltaics

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

SET 2105Solar Energy Technologies

6.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 50, Lab 30)

Total Credit Hours: 52.5