Prerequisite:State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
This course is designed to meet the needs of indentured apprentices with the State of California who are interested in the carpentry industry. The course provides students with an industry overview and outlook for photovoltaic (i.e., renewable) energy production. Key terms and concepts of photovoltaic system operations include solar cell technology, photovoltaic array configuration, series and parallel circuits, testing equipment, inspection, balance of system components, mounting methods, and applicable codes. Practical training covers 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 receive a United Brotherhood of Carpentry (UBC) Solar Installer Level 1 Qualification Card.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921