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Solar Electric Technician Certificate and Individualized Studies AAS Concentration
Renewable energy in the form of solar electric (photovoltaic) grid systems are expanding rapidly throughout New York State both residentially and commercially. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for photovoltaic energy workers is projected to increase 50% or requiring 6000 new workers over the next ten years.
Solar electric technician courses provide foundational knowledge in safety, tools, testing equipment, and hands-on learning for employment in residential and/or commercial solar installation as well as for the “do-it-yourself” individual.
- Residential Solar Panel Installer
- Commercial Solar Grid Installer
- RV and Solar Package Installer
- Solar Sales
- Solar Electric Maintenance and Troubleshooting
GCC’s new technical training lab is outfitted with state-of-art tools and equipment to provide students hands-on, practical training with individualized attention for the novice learner to the experienced mechanic. GCC provides a safe, convenient, and welcoming environment with campus amenities such as athletic facilities, library, food service, and student academic support. GCC’s solar faculty are experienced solar technicians with nationally recognized credentials.
The Solar Certificate is 15 credit-hours and can fully apply to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Individualized Studies. Students who desire to continue their education can apply all SUNY general education credits to SUNY four-year colleges. GCC’s Success Coaches can help you create your customized educational plan for successful transfer.