Our program is designed to give you the advanced education and technical skills you need for a career in one of the fastest-growing segments of the electric power industry. You’ll get hands-on lab experience, and internships are available.
In this program you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how to design, specify, adapt, implement, configure, install, inspect, and maintain photovoltaic (PV) systems, including hands-on lab experience and the opportunity to install a system on a building. Emphasis is placed on OSHA safety training and understanding of the National Electrical Code as it applies to the installation of solar PV systems. A solar facility on a classroom building operates at capacity, providing training opportunities. Internships also are available.
Some common skills and abilities needed for this program include mechanical aptitude, physical strength and manual dexterity; critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; reading comprehension skills; and the ability to analyze information.
Advanced credit may be awarded for credit earned from a career and technical school, other accredited institutions or experience from military training.
Demand is high for skilled employees in the field of Solar Electric. You’ll be prepared to pursue careers such as solar technician manager, installation manager, designer, installer, service technician, business owner, and salesperson. Salaries range from $36,800 to $41,000.
Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).
- This program is offered at the Sedalia campus.