This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for alternative and renewable energy technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in photovoltaics (PV). Technical instruction includes workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic energy as a viable source of alternative energy, basic electrical theories, electrical wiring principles and procedures, solar energy, and the operational fundamentals of PV modules. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.
Enrollment requires a reading level of 6.0 as measured by the TABE D 9/10.