College of Extended & International Education


Solar Installation Certificate


The Program
This class is an introduction to some of the latest techniques and standardizations for installing solar power systems. Half of this course is hands-on using tools of the trade to
familiarize students with the workload and character of this industry. The other half is
focused on exposing students to the tactical decisions, processes, and material choices
common to this industry. The training is certified by the Electronics Technician's Association*. At the end of the course, students must test and score 70% or higher to obtain certification in Renewable Energy Photovoltaic Installer-Level 1. This certification is highly recognized by major industry employers.

Solar Installation Certificate classes are held at in Santa Ana at Taller San Jose, 810 N. Poinsettia, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Classes are convenient for people who live or work in or near Los Angeles and Orange counties.

What You Will Learn
By the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
• Install a solar mounting system
• Install a roof flashing
• Define and identify solar power standalone systems and grid-tied systems.
• Identify mounting hardware by name& tools to use for installing hardware
• Identify common roof mounting challenges
• Identify several different roofing types and types of installation complexity relating to
• Identify grounding hardware by name, identify proper grounding techniques for a
racking system, and describe why grounding is important.

Employment Outlook
According to the Occupational Labor Handbook, job prospects are expected to be excellent, particularly for those who have completed training from an accredited technical school or a formal apprenticeship.

Course Goals
Students that have finished this course will have the basic necessary skills to work within
the supplemental solar power industry. Students will take a test at the end of the course. Those who pass will receive a certification from the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

Who Should Attend
• Anyone interested in the fast growing solar power industry.
• Professionals interested in retraining into another industry
• New to the workforce

Eligibility Requirements
Students should be able to pick up 50 lbs., carry 25 lbs. climb ladders, have a full range of arm motion, and be prepared for 3 hours a day in full sun.

Special Features
Those who pass the test at the end of the course will receive a certification from the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA). ETA International’s comprehensive Renewable Energy program is unlike any other green certification provider. ETA offers various career track certification pathways in renewable energy technology, and is one of the most widely recognized electronics certification programs in the world. Professionals in the industry seek ETA for the following reasons:

  • Quality of assessments
  • Industry recognition
  • Variety of certification programs
  • Accreditation
  • Opportunity for career progression
  • Availability of testing locations worldwide

ETA International members are professionals in all technical fields, including fiber optics, smart home, renewable energy, customer service, biomedical, computer and computer networking, telecommunications, wireless communications, consumer electronics, video distribution, aviation, industrial electronics, radar, and satellite. Their members range in occupation from college professors to beginner installers and technicians to company chairpersons.

Solar Panel Installation Training
Dates: September 27, 28, October 4, 5, 11, 2014
Time: Sat-Sun 8am-5pm
Meetings: 5
Location: Taller San Jose
810 N. Poinsettia
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Fee: $1,000
Instructor: Marius Cucurny and Tom Hersh
Course No.: NHSF 106
Reg. No.: 42308

For schedule information, call 310-243-2425 or e-mail

For questions about the program content, contact
Marius or 714-717-6207
Tom Hersh: or 714 717-6207

To register call 877-464-4557 or 310-243-3741.