VOC016 NABCEP PHOTOVOLTAICS (PV) SYSTEMS ENTRY LEVEL CERT OF KNOWLEDGE
This course is geared to sizing systems for both grid-tie and off-grid PV systems. Successful completion of the course prepares participants to take the NABCEP PV Systems Entry Level Exam. Class objectives include learning basic theory, operation, characteristics and parameters of solar cells; how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems; solar resource, shading considerations, orientation and tilt for PV arrays; basic grid-tie and off-grid sizing and design of systems to power a given load, safety practices for installers and electrical code for PV systems. DCC provides this NABCEP PV Entry Level Program in partnership with the SUNY Clean Entry Technology (CETT) Consortium. (40 Hours)
Sunday, November 10, 2013 class meets from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Required textbook: Photovoltaic Systems, Dunlop, 2nd Edition is available at DCC Bookstore.
5277 10 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (UTR) 10/15-11/14 DCC J Novak $599
VOC013 PV ENTRY LEVEL EXAM REVIEW
This course is for students who have completed "Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems" to help them to prepare for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. This course will cover the NABCEP learning objectives and include specific test-taking advice. The NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam (approximately $99) will be registered for separately and scheduled with input from the students. This course is PV Entry Level Review followed by NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam.
Date of exam TBA. (9 Hours)
5278 10 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (TR) 11/19-11/21 DCC J Novak $150
VOC026 PHOTOVOLTAIC SITE ASSESSMENT
The first step in photovoltaic installation is evaluating whether your customer’s site is suitable for a PV system. Learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or small business. Students will learn how to use Solar Pathfinder, Solmetric SunEyeTM and ASSETTM tools and software, how to recommend a system to meet the customer’s need, provide a general cost estimate, recommend steps for energy efficiency, find and use free web-based tools, and write a PV site assessment report. Students will visit a site and perform necessary measurements to gather data for the report. This course qualifies as the education portion for nationally recognized certification as a Residential PV Site Assessor, available through the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA).
Saturday, 12/7 class meets from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Recommended: Prerequisite "Introduction to Photovoltaics" course, computer skills (web navigation, downloading files, word processing, spreadsheets), basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Please bring: calculator, clip board, compass, digital camera and USB flash drive. (16 Hours)
5279 10 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (TRS) 12/3-12/7 DCC J Novak $400
VOC029 ADVANCED RESIDENTIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC SITE ASSESSOR
The instructor will guide you through the MREA Residential PV Site Assessor Certificate requirements. This course requires each student to independently complete two practice assessments outside of classroom time. Instructor will serve as a technology mentor to critique assessments and assist in working them in to an acceptable form to meet MREA requirements. Students will need to work independently to gather information for their reports including, but not limited to, utility bills and a shading analysis. The course will also review exam study materials. Certificate requires passing the MREA Residential PV Site Assessor Certificate Exam. Some site assessment equipment will be available for students to check out for use on their reports.
Prerequisites: Introduction to Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Residential Photovoltaics (PV) Site Assessor. Math Skills including arithmetic, algebra, and basic trigonometry are required, as are computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and use of the internet Students should have strong written and verbal skills. (8 Hours)
Recommended: Training in building energy efficiency. Each student will be working with the instructor outside of class to mentor and submit reports for their certificate.
5280 10 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (T) 12/10-12/17 DCC J Novak $750
VOC191 IGSHPA ACCREDITED GEOTHERMAL INSTALLER / NATE CERTIFICATION
This three-day comprehensive workshop focuses on the planning, design and installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems. The course combines step by step examples of a local closed loop system designed for residential applications, as well as geothermal marketing and sales for small and large companies. (24 Hours)
5288 10 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (RFS) 10/24-10/26 DCC P Tavino $1,249
VOC192 SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Designed for facilities or grounds managers, Sustainable Landscape Management introduces you to the concepts and to make you improve the value, aesthetics, and function of your institution’s landscape. The class will use real work and theoretical examples to bring about how changes in landscape practices affect a landscape’s performance and how the landscape contributes to an institution’s overall sustainability. The goal of this class is to identify real steps toward sustainability that can be made through operational adjustments and not capital expenditure. Topics covered include the landscape assessment, mowing reduction, waste reduction, institutional composting (on-site mulch and soil amendment production and application) storm water management, basics, soil carbon-sequestration, edible and native plant establishment and care, and employee training and satisfaction. Additionally, opportunities to gain LEED credits or AASHE Stars credits will be identified. Certificate of Competency is offered for each attendee. Tuition includes training manuals and online resources for one year. (6 Hours)
5190 10 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (R) 10/3-10/17 DCC W Sprengnether $380