• Classes

    Anticpated Start Date
    Meeting Times
    Instructor
    Cost
    Details
    Spring 2023 M 8am-1pm; T-F 8am-2pm  
    $3,600
     X600400

    ***** ESTIMATE ONLY - ALL PRICES  & DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE *****

    Course Info

    Length
    7 Months (600 Clock Hours)

    Schedule
    Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
    (Summer hours ) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm 

    The Solar Photovoltaic (Solar PV) program provides students with the technical knowledge and skills needed to adapt a solar photovoltaic design; conduct a site assessment; read blueprints; and install, maintain, and troubleshoot a solar photovoltaic system. Students will learn basic electricity concepts in DC and AC electrical circuits, voltage, and electric codes, as well as practice hands-on basic residential wiring. Solar installation site assessments and design skills will be developed through hand sketches, use of IT Technology and Computer Aided Drafting software.

    2022-2023 Curriculum Frameworks

    Certifications
    During the program, students have the opportunity to earn OSHA 10 safety certification. Upon completion of the program, students will be scheduled to take the North American Board of Certified Practioners (NABCEP) Photovoltaic (PV) Associate and the Electronics Technician  Association ( ETA ) Photovoltaic Installer- Level 1 ( PV11-120) certification exams.

    Employment/Career Opportunities 
    Graduates are qualified for employment as entry-level installers of residential and commercial solar energy applications. A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment in this field. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.

    Salaries
    Salaries range from $16.67-$24.00 per hour. Salaries may be higher in other states. Source: FL Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

     

    What job opportunities exist in this field?
    Jobmarkets in this field vary widely from state to state.  More information at www.seia.org/jobs,  solar-jobs or thesolarfoundation.org .


    How can I learn more about this career field?
    Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics and Occupational Outlook Handbook

    For questions regarding the program please contact:  Tammy.Alva@hcps.net