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. He brings a wealth of knowledge in solar design and physics, having spent many years teaching at Cabrillo’s solar power program. Zellhoefer also served as an assistant to Joe Jordan, a pioneer in renewable energy.
This course 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.
There are no specific prerequisites to take this course, but you should have basic skills or knowledge of keyboarding (typing), using computer courses and the Internet, and a good command of English grammar and punctuation. No previous experience is required.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the “gold standard” of the solar and photovoltaic (PV) heating installation industry. The organization wishes to promote the use of eco-friendly energy sources by raising the standards of the industry and thereby ensuring consumer confidence. NABCEP administers several certifications, and if you are interested in becoming a solar power professional, earning these credentials is a great start to your career. Distinguish yourself from the competition by completing a course certified by NABCEP today.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive three (3) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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This course 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!