Solar Electric & Heating Training

Solar Electric CNST 101 (4 Units)

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ADVISE: CNST 100 or TIXX 1000 or CNST 109 or TIEE 1009 or TIEE 9576

Repeat: max. 8 units

COURSE DESCRIPTION

An introduction to the design, installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
systems. A hands on approach to the installation of PV systems and associated safety issues. Prepares students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy
Practitioners (NABCEP) entry level exam for PV Installer.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved training

LABOR MARKET

The Center of Excellence Report on the Solar Industry states, "The solar industry is a significant and growing industry in the San Francisco Bay Area". There is an opportunity for CCSF to train entry level installers. Our construction department already has much of the expertise in carpentry and electrical applications that this new course will require. The City and County of San Francisco is taking the lead nationally on implementing renewable and sustainable energy programs. Our department is working closely with the Mayor's Office of Workforce and Economic development try and meet the needs of local employers. The goal of this, courseis to assist students to pass the NABCEP entry level exam; currently the only industry standard for PV installation.

Solar Hot Water CNST 104  (4 Units)

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Training for installers of solar water heating systems on or at buildings. This course is applicable to the installalion contractor who must be knowledgeable about system design, and be able to adapt designs to fit a particular application or customer need.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved training

LABOR MARKET

Many reports, including CCSF's own Center of Excellcnce have documented the demand for an applied training course in Solar Thermal installation. Our construction program has the required expertise in carpentry and plumbing this new course requires. The construction program is working closely with the Mayor's Office of Workforce and Economic Development (OWED) to meet the needs of local employers in this sector. The goal of this course is to prepare students for work in the Solar Thcnnal field and to pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam.