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Solar Technology

Learn everything you need to know as you begin your career in solar

 

About Us

The Solar Technology Program offers certificates in both Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Technologies. The entry-level program will teach you everything you need to know as you begin your career in solar technology. After foundational solar theory discussions in the classroom, you’ll quickly move on to applied instruction by installing the solar panels and solar hot water heater on the CR student-built house.

Both of our certificate options provide training in basic residential construction, electrical wiring including electrical theory, residential wiring circuits, blueprint reading, materials selection, installation methods and basic code requirements. Both certificates include an OSHA certification.

Students who complete either Solar Technician Certificate are fully prepared to pass State of California certification examinations.

Projected California Employment Statistics

Wages

Photovoltaic installer

$29,330-$63,480

Job Growth (2014-2024)

+45%

Job Openings (2014-2024)

29,000 4,200

 

Wages

Solar Thermal Installer

$24,450-$61,250

Job Growth (2014-2024)

+25%

Job Openings (2014-2024)

2,600 3,200

Source: http://www.onetonline.org

fast Fact
California energy codes change in 2020, requiring all new structures to be Net Zero, meaning they create as much energy as they consume. Solar Technology is expected to be in high demand!
fast Fact

Solar Photovoltaic Installer will be the fasted growing job in the US over the next decade.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

fast Fact

California ranks #1 for the most solar jobs per state.

Source: solarstates.org