California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
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
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 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.
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.