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NABCEP Certified Solar Courses

Classes start January 30, 2018. Attend the free info session January 16!

STLCC is now offering North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners North (NABCEP) approved solar training courses, from beginner to advanced levels. Simply curious to know more about solar energy? Register for one of the free Solar information sessions. If you need more in-depth knowledge to begin or advance your career or business in the solar field, or need training for your current employees, register for this series of solar courses and be eligible to take the NABCEP Photovoltaic Entry Level Exam. Don’t let this opportunity pass! Now is the time to start making a change in the world and yourself.

Call 314-984-7777 to register for these classes or register online at http://www.stlcc.edu/Continuing-Education/classes/index.asp?Cat=XCON.

NABCEP Certified Solar Courses

Solar Photovoltaics Information Session
Join us for this informational session on how to become a part of the solar field. The application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems will be introduced. Explore the path for certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP). This information session is free but registration is required.
CONS:721 | No Fee
001 | Tu 6-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester
January 16 | Florissant Valley CWI 136
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build - Part I
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join the field of solar energy. In this course, you will learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets and safety basics. Class will introduce basic photovoltaic equipment and you will learn how to assess potential installation sites for their solar energy potential. Gain hands-on experience with roof layout, shading analysis with Solar Pathfinder, calculation of energy production for specific sites and calculation of load estimations. In addition, learn about photovoltaic system components and how they interact with each other. You will be introduced to solar modules, charge controllers and inverters, batteries, and photovoltaic mounting and racking systems and will apply all this information to participate in a handson photovoltaic system build project. Build a full string inverter system and modules on a mock roof and a ballasted racking system with micro-inverters. Students should have fundamental mathematical and mechanical skills. Texts included. Enrollment by 1/22 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $349
002 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
January 30–February 20 | Florissant Valley CWI 127
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build - Part II
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. A continuation of the solar energy studies and hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Must have attended Solar Basics - Part I. Registration by 2/14 is encouraged. No refunds after this date. No class 3/13, 3/15.
CONS:721 | $159
003 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
February 22–March 22 | Florissant Valley CWI 127
Advanced PV Sizing Electrical Design
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn how to equate temperature differences using temp coefficients for string sizing, as required by the National Electric Code. There will be exercises in proper wire sizing, overcurrent protection sizing and system sizing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems as well as basic troubleshooting techniques. This class and the previous classes are required to sit for the NABCEP entry level exam. Registration by 3/19 is encouraged. No refunds after this date. No class 4/3.
CONS:721 | $199
004 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
March 27–April 12 | Florissant Valley CWI 127
Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Installer Exam Prep
Learn the 2011/2014 requirements for photovoltaic systems. This is an advanced class and an electrical background is needed. This is a continuation education class that is worth 24 advanced hours and is meant to prepare students for the NABCEP installers test. Text Included. Registration by 4/9 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $259
005 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
April 17–May 10 | Florissant Valley CWI 127