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Career Studies Certificates
Degree: 
Career Studies Certificate in Solar Installer
Length: 
Variable. The options within this program amount to approximately one to two semesters of full-time academic work.
Purpose: 

A significant portion of the student population served by Wytheville Community College is comprised of part-time evening students.  Many of these individuals need and desire post-secondary continuing education programs of study that are of less than conventional one- or two-year duration.  Such students have specific occupational, industrial, and/or professional goals that can best be realized through short-term programs.

The options included within the Career Studies program represent a variety of career and academic pursuits.  Each may be viewed as a mini-curriculum which is part of a broader range of educational possibilities within a given career field. 

Admission Requirements:

Admission to the Career Studies Certificate program is based upon the general requirements for admission to the college. 

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENE 99 Supervised Study in Alternative Energy 1 3 2
ELE 115 Basic Electricity 3 0 3
ENE 100 Conventional and Alternative Energy 3 3 4
ENE 120 Solar Power-PV and Thermal Technology 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 10 9 13
Second Semester
ENE 105 Solar Thermal Active and Passive Technology 3 3 4
ENE 110 Solar Power Installations 3 3 4
BLD 290 or BLD 298 Seminar and Project 0 9 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 6 15 11
Total 12 24 24
Notes: 

Due to the short duration of these programs and the absence of general education requirements from most, successful completion does not entitle one to participate in or to be recognized during graduation exercises. 

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