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Renewable energy is a fast-growing sector of the world economy. Coursework in solar technology at Collin College will provide you with a foundation in solar cell manufacturing and implementation.

Understand the chemistry, device physics and materials science of photovoltaic solar cell technology and follow that knowledge through to the fabrication process, learning how these wonderful alternative energy sources are manufactured.

To earn an associate degree, complete the 42 credit hour General Education Core, and 18 credit hours of general studies electives and the associate of arts (AA) or associate of science (AS) degree requirements. Check with your transfer institution before registering for general studies electives to make sure your courses will be degree applicable to your bachelor degree at the transfer institution.

SMFT 1371 Fundamentals of Solar Cell Engineering
SMFT 1373 Fundamentals of Solar Cell Manufacturing
SMFT 1375 Materials, Measurement Technology and Characterization Methods Used in Semiconductor Solar Cell Manufacturing