Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Solar Electric (PV), Certificate of Achievement

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School of Skilled Trades & Arts (STA)
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

Special Requirements

Physical Requirements

The moving and installation of electrical materials and equipment necessitate that the worker be able to lift at least 50 pounds.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Stackable certificate which compliments current Photovoltaic Systems, Certificate of Completion and electrical Trades (AAS), Photovoltaic (PV) Concentration.

Career Opportunities

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.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 13

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