UNM Los Alamos

CERT Solar Technology

CERT Solar Technology

The intent of this program is to provide students with a set of skills and knowledge in the area of solar technology. Students will learn basic principles of photovoltaic (PV) systems, mechanical & electrical integration of PV systems, utility interconnection, commissioning, maintenance & troubleshooting PV systems. 

The curriculum will also include aspects of architectural design and construction to create environmentally sustainable and energy efficient structures. This certificate may be used as a terminal certificate with subsequent entrance into the workforce, or it may form the basis for additional coursework leading to an associate degree in this field. 

A minimum grade of “C” (not C-) or better is required in each Technical Course. 

TECHNICAL COURSES: 

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)
  • MATH 107: Problems in College Algebra (1) 
  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3) 
  • MATH 123: Trigonometry (3) 
  • PHYC 102: Introduction to Physics (3) 
  • PHYC 102L: Physics Laboratory (1) 
  • ELCT 105: Industrial Shop Practice (3) 
  • DRFT 103: Introduction to Drafting (3) 
  • DRFT 119: Blueprint Reading (3) 
  • CT 111: Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design (3) 
  • SLRT 101: Introduction to Alternative Energy Technologies (3) 
  • SLRT 162: Photovoltaics I: Analysis (3) 
  • SLRT 163: Photovoltaics II: Equipment & Installation (3) 
  • SLRT 250: Green Architectural Design (4) 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 39