Solar Energy Certificate
The college's solar energy technician certificate program will include 13 units of instruction spread over three courses that can be completed in two to three semesters. The courses are Introduction to Energy Technology, Solar Photovoltaics Systems and Solar Thermal Systems. The first course in the program, Introduction to Energy Technology, will be offered at the Canyon Country campus' soon-to-be-completed Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC), with subsequent lab courses in the program scheduled to debut in spring 2012. Including instruction in electricity fundamentals, alternative energy technologies, energy efficiency concepts and industry relevant mathematics, this introductory course will also serve as a prerequisite for future degree and certificate options in the college's solar and energy series.