Syllabus: (PV 703) PV Curriculum Development
Prerequisites: PV 101, PV 201, and PV 202 or NABCEP credential
This 16-hour (2-day) course will provide technical and community college instructors with the background necessary to establish or enhance solar PV design and installation training programs at their organization, with a focus on systems integrated in a residential or small commercial setting. This course will provide curriculum resources, lab design and installation information, and technical details for the formation of courses in solar PV training that meet industry standards.
All MREA materials and curriculum presented in this course have been aligned with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Associate (PVA) and PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Job Task Analysis (JTA) and are accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). The MREA is a Recognized Provider of the NABCEP PV Associate and Continuing Education.
- Organize a curriculum for solar PV design and installation based on NABCEP Job Task Analysis
- Teach the core competencies related to basic photovoltaics, PV site assessment, system design, and installation practices for residential and small commercial systems
- Design and install the MREA grid-tied and stand-alone PV lab for demonstration and student use
- Prepare students for the NABCEP PV Associate exam and advanced certifications
- Writing utensils, notepad or paper, laptop (encouraged)