Course Description

NABCEP Certificate of Knowledge Test Preparation

This exciting course in Green Energy is both a hands-on and information-based class that will help students pass the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Solar Installer Exam. NABCEP is a nationally recognized certifying agency for solar installers. The Entry Level Certificate can be used to get a job with a local solar installation company, as it demonstrates that you have achieved a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles of the application, design, installation and operation of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar heating systems. While the focus of this program is on the academic knowledge needed to pass the exam, more than half of the hours will be used for practical hands-on experience. The class will jointly build a working solar system using standard PV components and electrical parts and tools. The class will integrate theory, laws and regulations with practical applications. Topics include system sizing and design exercises, basic electronics, basic electrical wiring, safety, and a discussion about the viability of solar and other alternative energy systems.



NABCEP Testing: Students will be offered the opportunity to take the NABCEP test at the conclusion of the course.
Job Placement: MiraCosta College is in collaboration with several Solar PV companies that are eagerly waiting to hire the graduates of this class.

WIOA funding available.  Student tuition is being funded by the San Diego Workforce Investment Board and is fully covered. Students must pre-register for this course.


Complete Application, click here, Work Skills Application.

If you wish to take the course at NO COST please contact the Oceanside Career Center:

Phone - 619.319.965

Address - 3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056

Appointments - https://calendly.com/careercenters

Prior to scheduling an appointment with the Career Center create a Caljobs profile - https://www.caljobs.ca.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx




Work Skills Application
Application must be completed and reviewed by MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute staff prior to acceptance into the program.  If you need assistance with the application, please CALL (760)757-2121 ext. 6528.
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Section Title
Introduction to Solar PV Installation
T, Th
7:00PM to 9:30PM
Mar 01, 2022 to May 03, 2022
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Mar 12, 2022 to Apr 23, 2022
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  • Landes Center
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Section Notes
Student tuition is being funded by the San Diego Workforce Partnership for qualifying candidates.  Students must call to pre-register and determine eligibility to attend at no cost.  For those who do not qualify, the cost will be $1,395.  Sallie Mae student loans are available for tuition.
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