Solar Energy Workforce Training


Our training courses are accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and prepare students for exams offered by the North American Board of Certified Practitioners (NABCEP) . For more information about our courses see here. For photos from a recent offering of our Intro to PV design and install course, see here.

Course Descriptions and NYSERDA subsidized tuition pricing through December 31, 2016

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES:


36-Hours Math/Electricity Basics for Photovoltaics

Instructor: Anthony Alexander        Syllabus: 36hBasicsForPhotovoltaics.pdf

Course Dates/Time:
February
21, 22, 23 (Tuesday - Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
25 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
27, 28 (Monday - Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
March
1, 2 (Wednesday - Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

REGISTER HERE or contact Ms. Bracy at 718-933-1605 or at Celia.Bracy@bcc.cuny.edu


40-Hours Introduction to Photovoltaic Design and Installation
March 2017

Instructor: Kim Curran        Syllabus: 40hIntroPhotovoltaic.pdf

Course Dates/Time:
March
8, 15, 22, 29 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
18, 15 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
27, 28 (Monday - Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April
5, 12, 19 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1, 8 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact Ms. Bracy at 718-933-1605 or at Celia.Bracy@bcc.cuny.edu




UPCOMING CLASSES:


40-Hours Advanced Photovoltaic Grid Tied Course.


Instructor: Samara Levine         Syllabus: Available Here

Course Description: This class focuses on the design of photovoltaic systems, from site evaluation to commissioning. Special consideration is given to the National Electrical Code (NEC), fire regulations and structural factors. Selection and sizing of system components with regard to efficiency and financial payback as well as system troubleshooting will be covered. The class will participate in an install.

Course Dates/Time: TBA

REGISTER HERE or contact Ms. Bracy at 718-933-1605 or at Celia.Bracy@bcc.cuny.edu



SYLLABI OF ALL COURSES OFFERED AT CSE:

36-hour Math/Electricity Basics for Photovoltaics*
40-hour Introduction to Photovoltaic Design and Installation*
40-hour Advanced Photovoltaics: Grid-Tied*
40-hour Advanced Photovoltaics: Off-Grid & Battery Backup*
18-Hour Introductory CAD Design Lab: Site and PV System Design for Solar Photovoltaic Permitting
FREE Field Install Opportunity with Grid Alternatives!

* = Job Task Analysis (JTA) for course has been approved by NABCEP

CSE Solar Code Courses for NY Municipal Workers

For info on jobs in the Solar Energy Industry:
U.S. Dept. of Energy Solar Career Map
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Solar Industry Careers Page
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Solar Industry Emplyment and Wage Information
The Solar Foundation 2013 Industry Survey
Solar Energy Industry Association Industry Data


Please email questions to: cse@bcc.cuny.edu
Be sure to include your name, phone number, and the course you are interested in taking.