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NABCEP Certified Solar Courses

Next class starts Fall 2017!

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.

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). Program is free but registration is required.
CONS:721 | No Fee
5C0 | Tu 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 17 | 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, students will learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets, and safety basics. Students will be introduced to basic photovoltaic equipment and will learn how to assess potential installation sites for their solar energy potential. Students will 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, students will learn about photovoltaic system components and how they interact with each other. Students 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 hands-on photovoltaic system build project. We will 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 1/23 is encouraged. Class subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not met by this date. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $299
5C1 | TuTh | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 31–Feb. 21 | Florissant Valley-CWI 120
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 1. No class 3/14, 3/16. Registration by 2/16 is encouraged, no refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $199
5C2 | TuTh | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Feb. 23–March 23 | Florissant Valley-CWI 120
Advanced PV Sizing Electrical Design
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In this course, students will 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 gridtied systems. This course will also include basic troubleshooting techniques. This and the previous classes are required to sit for the NABCEP entry level exam. Registration by 2/21 is encouraged, no refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $199
5C3 | TuTh | 5 p.m.-8p.m. | Ryan Chester
March 28–April 11 | Florissant Valley-CWI 120
Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Installer Exam Prep
In this course, students will 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 4/6 is encouraged, no refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $259
5C4 | TuTh | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
April 13–May 9 | Florissant Valley-CWI 120