This one-year, 12-course certificate program prepares and trains students for careers in the growing field of photovoltaic panel (also known as solar panel) installation. This program will provide students with a background in theory and practice, including laboratory work and field experiences. Learning from academic, industry, and community experts as well as Indigenous Elders, students will learn how renewable energy technology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) are vital in balancing traditional values and the needs of industry and communities in the development of green energy. Graduates of the program will possess the skills necessary to meet the growing demand for experts in the renewable energy sector. They will gain knowledge in such areas as:
- photovoltaic systems and components
- project analysis
- energy storage
- the economics of renewable energy and energy policies
Graduates will help to meet the labour needs of Alberta's (and Canada's) expanding green energy economy, particularly within First Nation communities.