Program Overview

The Skills Certificate in Solar Design, Estimation, Finance, and Sales prepares students for technical operations and customer-facing jobs, and provides introductory training for workers looking to transition within the trades or from related fields. The program focuses on residential photovoltaics (PV) applications, but offers pre par - atory material relevant to thermal and commercial applications. The certificate stacks into the longer Certificates of Achievement and Associate degree programs in the ESTM department. The program includes preparatory material relevant to credentials from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Program Requirements

Required Courses: Units
ESTM 411 Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Systems and Markets 2 units
ESTM 412 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Design Fundamentals 2 units
ESTM 413 Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Finance and Sales 2 units
Total Required Units: 6