Course Code: GES722
Learn how to work safely around operational and non-operational PV systems.
Understand electricity terminology, how to use a digital multi-meter, and how to calculate simple circuit values.
Develop the vocabulary and communication skills necessary to confidently discuss the solar industry.
Study solar movement and the tilt of the earth. Learn how to predict solar position and understand how this pertains to your job.
Explore how sunlight can be converted to usable power and understand module output values.
Complete the course by understanding how to compute electrical output, as well as how to compare characteristics of various module technologies.
Adam Zellhoefer is a NABCEP certified solar installer and brings a wealth of knowledge in solar design and physics. Adam has spent the past few years working as a teacher’s assistant with the solar power program at Cabrillo College in California. Adam served as an assistant to Joe Jordan, a pioneer in renewable energy.
There are no specific prerequisites to take this program, but you should have basic skills or knowledge of keyboarding (typing), using computer programs and the Internet, and a good command of English grammar and punctuation. No previous experience is required. This program is for you if you want to learn the skills required for an entry level position with a dealer, installer, or other photovoltaic industry company.
The text book Photovoltaic Systems is included in the price of tuition.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given three months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This program provides students with the knowledge required for a career at multiple levels of solar businesses, including: Sales, Assembly, Installation, Engineering, Manufacturing, Administration, Storage, Research and Development, Marketing, and much more!
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
No, you must access this program from a PC or IBM-compatible computer.
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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.