NABCEP Solar Certified Courses
Offered through Continuing Education
@ Florissant Valley
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) approved solar training courses from beginner to advanced levels.
Call 314-984-7777 to register for fall classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.
STLCC is now offering 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 | NO FEE
F01 | Tu 6-7:30 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Aug. 14* | FV - CWI, 136
*NOTE: Our next information session for Continuing Education solar courses takes place Jan. 17. Mark your calendars and be sure to sign up when registration opens on Jan. 7. (Catalogs for Spring 2018 Continuing Education courses will mail in December.)
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part I
Class meets on 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 potential 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 8/18 is encouraged.
No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $349 | Age 60+: $274
F02 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Aug. 23-Sept. 13 | FV - CWI, 127
Solar Basics, Solar Site Survey, Components and System Build: Part II
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A continuation of the solar energy studies
and hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: Must have attended Solar Basics: Part I. Registration
by 9/12 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $159 | Age 60+: $84
F03 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Sept. 18-Oct. 9 | 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 10/5 is encouraged. No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $199 | Age 60+: $145.50
F04 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Oct. 11-25 | FV - CWI, 127
Advanced NEC for Photovoltaics and NABCEP for Installer Exam Prep
Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn the 2011/2014 requirements for photovoltaic
systems. This is an advanced class and an electrical background is needed. This is
a continuing education class that is worth 24 advanced hours and is meant to prepare
students for the NABCEP installers test. Text Included. Registration by 10/24 is encouraged.
No refunds after this date.
CONS:721 | $259 | Age 60+: $173
F05 | TuTh 5-8 p.m. | Ryan Chester | Oct. 30-Nov. 27 | FV - CWI, 127
NOTE: No class Nov. 22.