Green Technologies

Basics

VOC025 MATH FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

A review of basic arithmetic and algebra will give the skills necessary to start a green career. Covered will be basic numbers, calculator use, fractions and decimals, ratios and percentages, basic geometry and trigonometry, advanced formulas and conversions.
Bring a scientific calculator. (8 Hours)

5187    10    5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.    (W)    1/29-2/5    DCC    D Lord    $110

VOC015 BASIC ELECTRICAL THEORY

An overview of electricity for those interested in taking Renewable Energy Courses but have little or no electrical background. Topics include components of the atom, how electrons flow through conductors, conductivity, series and parallel circuits, tracing circuits, troubleshooting, voltage and current resistance, AC and DC voltage, single phase, three-phase and Ohm’s Law. Lab component included. Bring scientific calculator. (12 Hours)

5188    10    5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.    (W)    2/12-2/26    DCC    D Lord    $110

VOC012 ELECTRICAL THEORY II

A continuation from Electrical Theory I, course includes basic electrical distribution, identifying and selecting electrical equipment, sizing wires and overcurrent protection, an introduction to the National Electrical Code, installing wires and conduit, connecting PV modules in series and parallel, measuring voltage and current and practicing power and energy calculations. Materials needed: scientific calculator, pencil. (14 Hours)

5189    10    5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    (MW)    3/3-3/12    DCC    J Novak    $176


Photovoltaics (PV)

VOC016 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS

Learn the basics of photovoltaic technology to prepare for a career in the PV industry or to make an informed choice about installing solar on your home or business. Covers basic theory, characteristics of solar cells, system siting, design of both grid-tie and off-grid PV systems, safety and electrical code considerations. Successful completion prepares students for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. DCC provides the NABCEP PV Entry-Level Program in partnership with the SUNY Clean Entry Technology (CETT) Consortium. (40 Hours)

Required textbook: “Photovoltaic Systems,” Dunlop, 2nd Edition, available at DCC Bookstore.
Class also will meet for one Sunday on 4/13 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

5190    10    5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (UMW)    3/17-4/14    DCC    J Novak    $599


VOC013 NABCEP PV ENTRY LEVEL EXAM REVIEW


Students who have completed “Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems” can now prepare for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam. Covers the NABCEP learning objectives and include specific test-taking advice. Registration for the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam is separate.
Materials needed: Scientific calculator, pencil. (8 Hours)

5191    10    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (MW)    4/21-4/23    DCC    J Novak    $150


VOC026 PHOTOVOLTAIC SITE ASSESSOR

Learn how to perform a PV site assessment for a home or business using the latest technology. Students will go off-site to take measurements and gather data for reports. Course qualifies students to pursue Residential PV Site Assessor certificate. Recommended prerequisite: “Introduction to Photovoltaics”, computer skills (web navigation, downloading files, word processing, spreadsheets), basic algebra and trigonometry. Please bring: calculator, clipboard, compass, digital camera and USB flash drive.
$50 payment to MREA will be required—details given first class. (16 Hours)
Class will meet for one Sunday on 5/4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

5192    10    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (UMW)    4/28-5/4    DCC    J Novak    $400

VOC029 ADVANCED PHOTOVOLTAIC SITE ASSESSOR

The instructor will guide you through the MREA Residential PV Site Assessor Certificate requirements. Two independent practice assessments outside of the classroom will be required. Review exam study materials also covered. Certificate requires passing the MREA Residential PV Site Assessor Certificate Exam, registered for separately.

Prerequisites: Residential Photovoltaics (PV) Site Assessor, strong written and verbal skills.
Recommended: Training in building energy efficiency.
(8 hours+ approximately 10 hours of outside work)

5193    10    5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.    (MW)    5/12-5/14    DCC    J Novak    $750

 

Geothermal Installer

VOC191 IGSHPA ACCREDITED GEOTHERMAL INSTALLER / NATE CERTIFICATION

This three-day comprehensive workshop focuses on the planning, design and installation of geothermal heating and cooling systems. Step by step examples of a local closed loop system designed for residential applications, as well as geothermal marketing and sales for small and large companies are covered. (24 Hours)

5194    10    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    (MTW)   3/24-3/26    DCC    P Tavino    $1,249

VOC192 SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

Course introduces grounds managers to strategies that improve the value, aesthetics, and function of their landscapes. Students are provided with a framework to evaluate current operations and identify steps that can move your facility toward sustainability. Recommendations will focus on operational adjustments, not capital expenditures. (6 Hours)

5195    10    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    (R)    3/27-4/10    DCC    W Sprengnether    $380