NABCEP Solar Certified Courses
Offered through Continuing Education
@ Center for Workforce Innovation
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved solar training courses from beginner to advanced levels.
Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.
STLCC offers NABCEP approved solar training courses from beginner to advanced levels. Simply curious to know more about solar energy? Register for one of the free solar information sessions. If you need more in-depth knowledge to begin or advance your career or business in the solar field, or need training for your current employees, register for this series of solar courses and be eligible to take the NABCEP Associate Program Exam. Don’t let this opportunity pass! Now is the time to start making a change in the world and yourself.
Simply curious to know more about solar energy?
A great place to start is by registering for Solar Basics.
Need training for your current employees? Looking to expand your business into solar?
If these scenarios sound like you, register for the series of solar courses listed here and be eligible to take the NABCEP Associate Program exam. When you complete these courses, you will also receive 34 advanced CEUs. Energy markets are changing. Remain ahead of the curve and be part of this important shift.
Solar Photovoltaics Information Session
Join us for this informational session on how to become a part of the solar field.
The application, design, installation and operation of photovoltaic systems will be
introduced. Explore the path for certification through the North American Board of
Certified Energy Professionals (NABCEP). Program is free but registration is required.
CONS:721 | 1 session | NO FEE
P02 | Th 6-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Jan. 17 | FV-CWI, 136
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part I
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join the field of solar energy. In this course,
you will learn about electrical basics, photovoltaics, solar energy fundamentals,
photovoltaic sizing, solar energy markets and safety basics. Class will introduce
basic photovoltaic equipment and you will learn how to assess installation sites for
their solar energy potential. Gain hands-on experience with roof layout, shading analysis
with Solar Pathfinder, calculation of energy production for specific sites and calculation
of load estimations. In addition, learn about photovoltaic system components and how
they interact with each other. You will be introduced to solar modules, charge controllers
and inverters, batteries, and photovoltaic mounting and racking systems and will apply
all this information to participate in a hands-on photovoltaic system build project.
Build a full string inverter system and modules on a mock roof and a ballasted racking
system with micro-inverters. Students should have fundamental mathematical and mechanical
skills. Texts included. Enrollment by 1/22 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 7 sessions | $274 Age 60+ | $349 Regular
P03 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Jan. 29-Feb. 19 | FV-CWI, 127
Did you miss the deadline to register for this Part I class?
It's not too late to learn the basics this semester! Learn more about our upcoming spring Solar cohorts at stlcc.edu/Solar.
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part II
Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. A continuation of the solar energy studies and
hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Must have attended Solar Basics-Part I. Registration
by 2/14 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 7 sessions | $84 Age 60+ | $159 Regular
P01 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Feb. 21-March 14 | FV-CWI, 127
Advanced PV Sizing Electrical Design
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn how to equate temperature differences
using temp coefficients for string sizing, as required by the National Electric Code.
There will be exercises in proper wire sizing, overcurrent protection sizing and system
sizing for stand-alone and grid-tied systems as well as basic troubleshooting techniques.
This class and the previous classes are required to sit for the NABCEP entry level
exam. Registration by 3/19 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 5 sessions | $145.50 Age 60+ | $199 Regular
P04 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | March 26-April 9 | FV-CWI, 127
Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Associate Program Exam Prep
Learn the 2014/2017 requirements for photovoltaic systems. This is an advanced class
and an electrical background is needed. This is a continuation education class that
is worth 24 advanced hours and is meant to prepare students for the NABCEP installers
test. Text included. Registration by 4/4 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | 8 sessions | $173 Age 60+ | $259 Regular
P05 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | April 11-May 7 | FV-CWI, 127