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CARP 040L - Solar Installer Level I

Unit(s): 1.5

Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement

This course is designed to meet the needs of Indentured Apprentices with the State of California who are interested in the carpentry industry. This course will provide workers with an industry overview and outlook for photovoltaic (renewable) energy production. Key terms and concepts of photovoltaic system operations will include solar cell technology, PV array configuration, series and parallel circuits, testing equipment, inspection, balance of system components, mounting methods, and applicable codes. Practical training will cover site analysis, system orientation based on site location, safety concerns, utilization of construction tools and skills for rooftop and ground mount system installations. Upon successful completion students will receive a UBC Solar Installer Level 1 Qualification Card.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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