Solar Energy

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Solar Energy

Credits required 14


Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Code: SO

Program Goals Statement

This certificate is designed to help individuals understand the fastest growing form of power generation in the world - solar power. Students will learn about design requirements, installation guidelines, materials, and resources of green energy systems. Key concepts include the basics of electrical circuits, sustainable practices, and conservation measures. Students will also be trained in energy assessment, auditing and efficiency. Upon completion of this certificate, graduates will be prepared to work in entry-level positions in energy-related fields.

Program Information

  • Graduates will qualify to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level exam
  • Enter or enhance your educational experience by going "green" in real estate, construction, management, architecture, or engineering

After BCC

  • Be prepared to play an essential part in the planning, organizing, and managing of renewable energy projects nationwide.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

EGR 102Introduction to Sustainable and Green Energy Technologies

3 credits

EGR 131Introduction to Electrical Circuits

4 credits

EGR 183Energy Efficiency and Conservation Measures

3 credits

EGR 284Solar Power

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

EGR 102, EGR 131, EGR 183

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

EGR 284


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