Advanced Solar Photovoltaic Training

@ Honolulu Community College


This course will cover PV system installations and is targeted to candidates working in the industry (e.g., contractor, foreperson, supervisor, journey worker, installers or licensed electrician). Emphasis is on the application of photovoltaic systems following the National Electrical Code rules. System sizing, conductor sizing, grounding and overcurrent protection will be covered. This course is intended to provide students with the 40 hours of PV Installer training required to sit for the NABCEP PV installer certification exam. Achieving a NABCEP certification gives installers a set of national standards by which they can distinguish themselves from their competition. It is not intended to prevent qualified individuals from installing PV systems nor replace state licensure requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the ability to select code compliant materials for a grid-tied PV system.

2. Identify and select the proper grounding and bonding equipment required for a PV system.

3. Demonstrate the proper conductor type and size for common types of PV systems.

4. Demonstrate the procedures for commissioning and troubleshooting a PV system.

Requirements for Participation:
Must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must meet related experience and/or education to qualify to sit for the NABCEP PV Installer certification exam.

Prerequisite: Completion of Introduction to Photovoltaic Design and Installation

Credentials Available

Certificate of Professional Development

Cost of Program

1195.00   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

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About This Provider

Honolulu Community College

Offering training in City & County of Honolulu
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Description of School

Two-year public college

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Member of the American Association of Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Fully accredited since 1970 by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Janis Dela Cruz, Admissions Office

874 Dillingham Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96817

(808) 845-9129

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ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: July 1, 2017
Valid Through: June 30, 2019