Course AvailabilityOnline: $1,595
Online classes are available for 90 days, from the time of purchase.
Solar power, also known as photovoltaic or PV power, continues to gain acceptance as a reliable source of renewable energy. Residential and commercial solar power systems use specially designed panels that are placed atop homes, office buildings and other structures to harness the sun’s rays and convert the energy they produce into electricity. Solar power can offer a cost-effective alternative to producing electricity via the “power grid” while also helping to preserve dwindling natural resources.
While job opportunities abound in the rapidly emerging solar energy field, it requires a specialized knowledge of solar power systems and the equipment that comprises them to gain employment. Vista College, a leading provider of affordable professional development programs for busy adults, offers a user-friendly online training course that can give you a thorough understanding of solar power fundamentals. Successful completion of the program can also be the first step to obtaining an entry-level position with a solar power installer, dealer or other company in the PV industry.
Comprehensive Five-Part Training Program
Our 120-hour Solar Power Professional program consists of five easy-to-follow sections that will teach you the basics of PV systems, the many benefits they provide and how they can be applied for residential and commercial use. The first section discusses PV markets and applications and how to function safely in a PV work environment. The next section covers the essential fundamentals of electricity that anyone who works with this power source needs to know. You will then move on to solar power fundamentals, followed by PV module fundamentals to provide you with a detailed understanding of how these systems work. Finally, you will learn how to compute solar power electrical output and compare the different types of module technologies.
Are You Prepared to Enroll in the Solar Power Professional Training Program?
There are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Vista College Solar Power Professional Training course; you just need basic computer skills and a sincere desire to learn about this exciting and potentially rewarding field. To access the online course materials, you will need a Web-enabled PC and a high-speed Internet connection. The Internet Explorer 7 Web browser or later version, Windows XP operating system or later version, and the latest editions of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are also required. The textbook Photovoltaic Systems is included with your course materials at no additional charge.
Online Learning Brings the Classroom to You!
Our affordable online learning programs give you the flexibility to study at your convenience. If you are currently employed and/or have family or other commitments, you will be able to easily incorporate learning into your busy lifestyle. You will have 24/7 access to the course materials, and you can progress through the program at your own pace. The Solar Power Professional course is facilitated by a knowledgeable instructor who brings a wealth of solar power industry experience to the program. You will have three months to complete your training, and a three-month extension is available for a one-time fee of $175 if you need more time.