2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 190

B-190 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
B–DegreePrograms
SolarEnergyTechnician
SKILLSCERTIFICATE
The solar energy technician skills certificatewill
prepare students for entry-level positions as solar
photovoltaic (PV) installers. Studentswill assemble,
install, ormaintain solar photovoltaic systems on roofs
or other structures in compliancewith site assessment
and schematics.Thismay includemeasuring, cutting,
assembling, andbolting structural framing and solar
modules; and the studentmayperformminor electrical
work such as current checks. Studentsmust pass all
courseworkwith a scoreof 70%or higher.
These coursesmaynot transfer to abaccalaureatedegree
of art or sciencewithin theuniversities in theNevada
SystemofHigherEducation (NSHE).
CERTIFICATEOUTCOMES
Students completing the certificatewill:
• Explain thebasics of safety, electricity, and solar energy
fundamentals.
• ExaminePVmodule fundamentals and system components,
including sizingprinciples.
• ApplyPV system electrical andmechanical designprinciples.
CERTIFICATEREQUIREMENT
ENRG120 Fundamentalsof EnergyEfficiency................................3
ENRG130 Introduction to Solar Energy.........................................3
ENRG132 SolarPhotovoltaicTechnologies. ...................................3
OSH222 General IndustrySafety.................................................1
TOTALCERTIFICATEREQUIREMENT..10CREDITS
SUGGESTEDCOURSESEQUENCE
FirstYear
Course#
Title
Credits
1stSemester
Core
ENRG120 FundamentalsofEnergyEfficiency
3
Core
ENRG130 IntroductiontoSolarEnergy
3
Core
ENRG132 SolarPhotovoltaicTechnologies
3
Core
OSH222
General IndustrySafety
1
Total 10
SkillsCertificateTotal 10
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