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Solar Photovoltaic

The expansion of federal tax credits combined with ongoing state Incentive programs are leading both residential and businesses to once again look to Solar. Get the skills and knowledge you need to meet the demand for qualified solar professionals.

Whether you need technical skills to move into the industry or are already working in solar and looking to increase your value with new knowledge and skills, our Certificate programs and workshops will get you there.


Salary / Monthly Openings

Entry-Level Wages: $17.23
Median Wages: $19.74
Openings: 10

Occupational Data, 2023, Salt Lake County, Lightcast Economic Modeling


● Solar Sales 2 courses 17 weeks $1,375 Register Now
● Solar Installation 3 courses 26 weeks $2,374 Register Now
● Solar Commercial Installation 1 course 1 week $249 Register Now


Title Time Commitment Funding Available Investment
Electric Principle for Alternative Energy 8 weeks | online Yes $687.50
Basic Solar PV Systems 9 weeks | 1x week Yes $687.50
Advanced Solar PV Systems 9 weeks | 1x week Yes $999
Solar Commercial Installation Workshop 1 week | 1x week Yes $249


Highly qualified and respected Instructors

Content has the most current NEC and Industry codes

Hands-on lab for both residential and commercial systems

DOPL re-licensing and NABCEP credits approved.


* Are the courses in-person or online?

- The courses are hybrids, which means work is done through CANVAS, the SLCC Online Learning Management System and traditional classroom instruction. In addition, several of the classes meet in-person every other Tuesday from 6-8p.m. at our Westpointe Campus.

* What is covered in the hands-on instruction part of the classes?

- Lab activities include module testing, shading characteristics, and analysis, working with equipment going through PV array components, inverters, battery bank wiring, sizing, and installation. System monitoring and troubleshooting are also covered.

* What certifications and/or degrees are offered upon completion of the course/program?

- A Certificate of Achievement is issued at the completion of the appropriate courses – WTSS100 and WTSS200 for the Solar PV Sales Certificate. Once those are completed, take the final course, WTSI300, for the Solar PV Installation Certificate. These courses are not-for-credit.

* Do these courses count towards relicensing / CEU credits?

- Yes, they ALL do. Each course has been reviewed and approved through Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing as follows:

Electrical Principles for Alternative Energy

- Contractors - 9 hours Code

- Electricians - 9 hours Code and 18 hours

Professional Basic PV Systems

- Contractors - 6 hours Code

- Electricians - 6 hours Code and 11 hours Professional

Advanced PV Systems

- Contractors - 6 hours Code

- Electricians - 16 hours Code and 12 hours Professional

* How frequently are courses offered?

- Each course is offered at least twice per year. Additional courses may be added to meet student and/or industry needs.


If you are approved for funding, STIT will pay 50% of the cost of the tuition associated with the course.

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Judy Fisher | 801-957-5252|