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Pr. George's Community College to Offer Solar Energy Training

Prince George's Community College plans to offer an introductory training course in solar energy that will prepare students for entry-level jobs in the field.

Prince George’s Community College is offering a course that will allow students interested in solar energy to pursue career opportunities in the subject.

According to the college, passing the entry-level solar course, Introduction to Solar Photovoltaics, will allow students to apply for jobs as assistants where solar panels are being fitted by certified installers.

“Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing instruction in renewable energy,” Ricky Godbolt, program director of the Construction and Energy Institute, said in a statement.

Godbolt added that the college applied and became accredited to administer the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam.

The class will cover basic concepts of solar panels, components and how panels are sized, designed and installed.

Upon completion, students will receive a certificate, letter and wallet card from the National Center for Construction Education and Research, which can be provided to potential employers to verify training, according to the college.

The first course will begin on September 8 at the Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and the first test will be administered on November 17. 

For more information on renewable energy courses, visit pgcc.edu or call 301-336-6000.

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