We offer Clean Energy Training for those looking to get started in this field as well as for those looking to advance their skills.
SUNY Ulster offers entry level courses for those students that are just entering this career pathway.
Certifications provide a standard that sets you apart so employers and customers know that you can demonstrate a specific set of knowledge and skills. Many pathways exist for training and certification, and it pays to plan your direction. Whether you are at an entry level or are an experienced contractor with your own company, training and certification can increase the quality and value of your work. Significant on the job learning is usually required to become proficient in the skills taught during a course. For those working as or for contractors in the renewable energy field, the North American Board of Energy Practitioners provides a well–established set of nationally recognized certificates at an entry level training opportunity as well as certifications for skilled professionals.
Course is geared towards those that need a math refresher before beginning the PV training or other technical training. Mathematical operations including fractions, exponents, basic algebra and trigonometry will be reviewed. Prerequisite: Basic Mathematics. Instructor: R. Eckmann
Learn electrical theory basics for a variety of professional fields including the manufacturing field. Course will cover basic electrical distribution, identifying and selecting electrical equipment, sizing wires and overcurrent protection, and introduction to the National Electrical Code, installing wires and conduit, theory of series and parallel circuits and measuring voltage and current. This course includes a lab component.
ELECTRICAL THEORY II
This course continues on where Electrical I leaves off and is geared towards those in an advanced manufacturing career pathway. This course includes a lab component. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory I Basics or equivalent.
The class covers the basic sizing and design of systems to serve a given electrical load and safety procedures for installers and for those learning the basics of solar installation. Students study the electrical code for PV systems in detail and the various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. Course includes a hands-on installation of a PV system. Students completing this course may sit for the NABCEP Associate Exam. This course is approved by New York State Bureau of Veterans Education for payment of VA Education Benefits. Prerequisite: Electrical Theory.
Required text: Photovoltaic Systems, ISBN: 9780826913081
Instructor: J. Novak