Solar Thermal Technology

Certificate Program
No Change Program

The Solar Thermal Certificate is designed for the student who is seeking an entry level position as a Solar Thermal Installer and Service Technician, and those currently employed in the field of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning or related areas. The program provides the student with essential information and training to install and work with solar thermal systems. The coursework includes fundamentals of collecting and transferring solar heat, the National Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Building Code, and teaches the principles of a solar thermal system. This entry level certificate will prepare students to take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar Thermal Entry Level Certification Exam. Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Air Conditioning Technology: Heating and Ventilation program and the Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning program.

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 19 CREDIT HOURS
HVA 101 Basic Refrigeration Theory 3
HVA 103 Heating Systems3
HVA 105 Electric and Motor Controls3
HVA 202 Boiler Systems3
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics4
STT 101 Introduction to Solar Thermal Technology3
Total19
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
HVA 102 Air Conditioning Theory 3
HVA 104 Commercial Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps 3
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics4
STT 102 Solar Thermal Installation Practices 3
STT 201 Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance for Solar Thermal Systems3
Total 16
TOTAL CREDITS 35


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