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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photovoltaic (PV), CT.

Program Description

The PV certificate provides the academic, technical and hands on experience to prepare the student for entry into the workforce and further on the job-training in PV industry related job functions. These include Solar Photovoltaic Installer1, PV Site Auditor, and PV Commissioning.

The PV certificate also contributes to the furthering of academic growth beyond the certificate level by providing 20 credits of transfer towards an AAS in either Construction Engineering Technology or Electronics/ Electromechanical Engineering Technology.


Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Develop strategies for the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of PV systems;
  • Define basic construction methods and building materials’ properties including structural steel, concrete and wood;
  • Perform laboratory procedures and assess the validity of experimental/diagnostic data;
  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze, predict the behavior of, and synthesize PV systems and subsystems with minimal supervision;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally, in written, and electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through the ability to evaluate, review and interpret technical documents related to current technical advances and innovations in the PV industry.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Gainful Employment Information: https://www.ucc.edu/documents/ge-disclosures/2019-GE-Template-PHVT.pdf

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Semester Total: 7

Total Program Credits: 30

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information