Solar Training

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Florissant Valley

STLCC offers North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved solar training courses from beginner to advanced levels.

Program Contact

Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

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Please call 314-984-7777 to register for classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Interested in learning more about solar energy?

  • If you're simply curious, a great place to start is by registering for our free Solar Photovoltaics Information Session.
  • If you require more in-depth knowledge to begin or advance a career in solar for you or your employees, register for Solar I, II and III courses listed here and be eligible to take the NABCEP Associate Program Exam.

Class schedules provided below may change.

It happens every so often: classes are rescheduled, moved to a different classroom, etc. Want to see the most up-date information? Simply follow the orange button above to view current class details.

Solar Photovoltaics Information Session

Energy markets are changing. Remain ahead of the curve and be part of this important shift in the solar installation field. Join us for an introductory information session on the application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems focusing on the path for certification through the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP). Program is free but registration is required.
CONS:721 | 1 session | NO FEE
P01 Th 6–7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 16 | FV-E, 154

Solar I: Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build

Join the field of solar energy to learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals, photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets and safety basics. Gain an understanding of basic photovoltaic equipment and how to assess potential installation sites for their solar energy potential. Get hands-on experience with roof layout, shading analysis using 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. Use knowledge gained on solar modules, charge controllers and inverters, batteries, and photovoltaic mounting and racking systems to participate in a hands-on photovoltaic system build project complete with a full string inverter system and modules on a mock roof and a ballasted racking system with micro-inverters. Prerequisite: Knowledge of fundamental mathematical and mechanical skills. Texts included. Enrollment by 1/21 is encouraged. No refunds after this date. Solar Pathfinder is a trademark of the Solar Pathfinder company.
CONS:721 | 7 sessions | $274 AGE 60+ | $349 REG
P02 TuTh 5–8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Jan. 28 – Feb. 18 | FV-E, 154

Solar II: Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build

A continuation of solar energy studies and hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Solar I: Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build. Registration by 2/13 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 7 sessions | $96.50 AGE 60+ | $159 REG
P03 TuTh 5–8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
Feb. 20 – March 12 | FV-E, 154

Solar III: Advanced PV and Sizing Electrical Design

Learn how to equate temperature differences using temp coefficients for string sizing as required by the National Electric Code. Exercises in proper wire sizing, overcurrent protection sizing and system sizing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems as well as basic troubleshooting techniques will be presented. Prerequisites: Solar I and Solar II: Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build. Registration by 3/17 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 5 sessions | $145.50 AGE 60+ | $199 REG
P04 TuTh 5–8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
March 24 – April 7 | FV-E, 154

Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics

Learn the 2014/2017 requirements for photovoltaic systems. This class is worth 24 continuing education credits (CEUs) towards the required CEUs to be eligible to take a NABCEP Board Certification exam or for maintaining NABCEP Board Certification. Text included. Registration by 4/2 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 8 sessions | $173 AGE 60+ | $259 REG
P05 TuTh 5–8 p.m. | Ryan Chester
April 9 – May 5 | FV-E, 154


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