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CE Offers Solar Power Installer Training In April



CE Offers Solar Power Installer Training In April

March 21, 2011 – Collin College Continuing Education is offering its popular weeklong solar installer training April 4-8.

Class times are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd. in Plano.

The course will entail basic knowledge of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells, modules and system components; electrical circuits; and PV system design estimation and code requirements.

“The Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Industry has experienced remarkable job growth in the last few years, despite the tough economy,” said instructor Brian Cunningham. “Growth in 2011 is forecasted to be even better, with double digit expansion expected in the market.  With that growth has come the need for additional training to satisfy the requirements of both the utilities and the municipalities.”

The course provides hands-on training exercises and labs. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the tools used to complete site evaluations, perform necessary measurements and calculations, and specify balance of system components required to complete a fully-functional solar PV system installation. Safe use and storage of required tools will also be covered, along with OSHA and NEC safety codes.

After completion, students will be eligible to take the NABCEP Entry Level Certificate of Knowledge Exam.

The course costs $1,495. Call 972.599.3117 or visit www.collin.edu/ce for more information.

Collin College serves more than 51,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.