School of Applied Technology (AT)
Solar Electric Certificate of Achievement provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge and technical skills needed to enter and explore possible careers in the field of Solar Electric (Photovoltaic). Students receive an overview of residential, commercial, large commercial, and industrial systems. Students will learn how solar electricity is created and how to achieve the best production. There is an emphasis on code compliant design, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance practices.
Educational Option Information
This educational option is an: Certificate of Achievement
This educational option can be completed: Part-time
This educational option is design for new student’s/upskilling students, and professionals seeking to gain additional credentials.
This educational option can be started: Fall
Primary course location: ATC, Main, Montoya, Westside, Rio Rancho
The moving and installation of electrical materials and equipment necessitate that the worker be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
Although the program is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, there are some possible outside funding options (i.e. VA, DVR, institutional funding, etc.). For more information go to http://www.cnm.edu/depts/financial-aid.
Stackable certificate which compliments current Photovoltaic Systems, Certificate of Completion and electrical Trades (AAS), Photovoltaic (PV) Concentration.
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions predicts a continued increase in the demand for electrical workers for years to come.
Solar Electric (PV) is a fast-growing industry supporting sustainability with forecasts indicating US solar installations are expect to increase exponentially.