2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Photovoltaic Installation Certificate
Chairperson: Brittany Kitterman
Williams Hall, Room 128, (518) 629-7275
This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2018 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.
The Photovoltaic Installation certificate program provides the training students need to enter the growing industry of solar panel installation and maintenance. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) worked with Hudson Valley to develop the program as the agency anticipates a high demand for qualified PV installers with hundreds of PV systems expected to be installed in the upcoming years.
This program consists of required and elective courses in the Electrical Construction and Maintenance A.O.S. degree program. These courses include a basic AC/DC electricity course and residential and commercial construction wiring courses which serve as a foundation for two courses in PV theory and practice.
Both the established journeyman electrician looking for advancement and the potential student interested in the renewable energy field can benefit from the Photovoltaic Installation program. Those who complete the training will be prepared to take the entry-level Photovoltaic Certificate of Knowledge exam administered by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), and be eligible for employment in the Photovoltaic field.
The Photovoltaic Installation Certificate Program is fully consistent with the academic mission of the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies at Hudson Valley Community College and will further its goal of providing the HVAC/R industry with qualified technicians.
Note: Students enrolled in this program are not eligible to receive financial aid.
Program Entrance Requirements
|1 unit of any math (70 or above in the course)
||Additional math courses recommended.
||70 or above