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Renewable Energy Courses


Renewable Energy Courses


DC Circuits

ContEd F17-30
August 16 – December 8: Tuesday/Thursday; 6:30 – 8:35p.m

Cost: $328

Course begins with the basics of electricity and DC circuits. Includes categorization of material properties within conductors, semiconductors, and insulators. Gradual progression tackles more complex topics like DC circuit analysis of series and parallel circuits, including Kirchhoff’s laws, Thevenin’s & Norton’s theorems, and superposition. Finally, DC combination circuits, magnetism and electromagnetism, generators and motors are covered. Emphasis on safety throughout.



PV Power Generation

ContEd F17-31
August 16 – December 8: Saturday; 8:00a.m. – 12:50p.m

Cost: $246

A study of photo voltaic design basics, photo voltaic (PV) Cells, modules, and system components; electrical circuits; grid-tied/grid-interactive PV system design and sizing for use on homes; solar electric products and applications; and understanding energy conversion from sunlight to electricity, and working with solar conversion equipment.



OSHA 10 Hour Hazard Identification

ContEd F17-32
August 16 – October 9: Wednesday; 3:00 – 4:35p.m

Cost: $102

Intended for entry-level participants to provide instruction on a variety of construction safety and health standards. Topics include Introduction to OSHA, Electrical, Ladder, Excavation, Scaffold, and Forklift Hazards, Fall Protection, Materials Handling, Personnel Protective Equipment and Confined Space Entry Hazards. Meets OSHA 10-Hour Requirements.



Wind Power Generation

ContEd F17-33
August 16 – December 8: Monday/Wednesday; 5:00 – 6:40p.m

Cost: $246

Course covers wind turbine module descriptions and functions and wind system installation, operation, and troubleshooting. Additional topics include wind energy harvesting and the conversion process from the generator system to electricity.



Roofing Materials and Methods

ContEd F17-34
October 10 – December 8: Monday/Wednesday; 5:00 – 8:10p.m

Cost: $246

Covers application techniques and estimation of asphalt and wood roofing products and accessories including gutters and flashing. Presents roof penetration, roof loading issues, and energy-system installation requirements for mounting photo voltaic or solar thermal systems.



Building Audit Fundamentals

ContEd F17-35
October 10 – December 8: Tuesday/Thursday; 5:00 – 8:10p.m

Cost: $246

Course provides information on how to locate air leaks and identify heat losses or gains through specific testing. Students will learn how to inspect and evaluate building envelopes, mechanical systems, and ventilation systems to determine the safety and energy consumption for each system.



NABCEP Exam Review

ContEd F17-36
October 10 – December 8:Saturday; 1:00 – 2:35p.m

Cost: $82

Course presents knowledge, key terms, and concepts of photovoltaic systems and solar hot water systems as related to the NABCEP Entry-level exam. This exam is for those wanting to enter the workforce in either solar thermal or solar PV. Scheduling and taking the exam is the responsibility of the student.


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