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Solar Photovoltaic Installation


About Solar Energy Installation

Solar energy systems are being installed in growing numbers at businesses and private residences. This growing demand is expected to increase the need for many new jobs and business opportunities in solar photovoltaic and thermal system design and installation, energy efficiency auditing, and Zero Net Energy (ZNE) homes and buildings. The program is designed to provide students with both the hands‐on skills and the broader contextual knowledge necessary to gain successful employment in the burgeoning alternative energy industry.

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Programs Offered

Degree Option

  • Solar Photovoltaic and Energy Efficiency

Certificate Option

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installation

Department Certificate Options

  • Basic Solar Photovoltaic Installation
  • Energy Efficiency Specialist

Transfer Options and Opportunities

SMC students have many options and opportunities for transfer. Make your choice and see what you need to qualify.

Completion of major requirements does not satisfy all transfer admission requirements to UC, CSU, California Private, Out of State, or International institutions.

Please note: Not all schools offer this major.

For additional information visit the Earth Science department website.