CRC19: Courses

CONST 143 Photovoltaic Systems

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course will cover general solar industry topics with an emphasis photovoltaic principles and products. There will be a brief study of the political landscape in California in support of the California Solar Initiative, and market strategies and incentives will also be discussed. There will be some hands on projects to help students learn basic electrical theory and circuits, and an introduction to print reading. System Sizing and components will be covered as well. This class is part of the Green Buildings: Environmental Design, Energy Management and Performance Based Construction Certificate.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO#1 Demonstrate safe working practices associated with photovoltaic installations.