Course Description

This course focuses on the physical installation of Photovoltaic (PV) equipment and consists of two online sessions and a full-day hands-on session. For the first session, students will review the various components that make up a PV Array, will learn about fall and electrical safety hazards, and prepare a standard PV installation safety plan. For the second session, students will learn best installation practices and tips for different roof types. Proper planning to reduce wasted time and effort will be emphasized. The final session will be at Camosun’s Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings (CEEB) Lab space, where students will assemble PV systems on both flat and sloped roof mock-ups.


What to expect: 

  • You will have two 1½ hour online interactive lectures, which you will join live, followed by a full-day hands-on installation practice session at Camosun’s CEEB lab. 

  • You will need internet access and a computer with video, microphone and speakers (or headset) to participate. 

  • Lectures will be recorded for your subsequent review. 

  • Course materials will be provided digitally online. 

  • You will complete short online assignments to improve your understanding of content. 

Successful Completion:

Students will be assessed and are required to obtain an overall grade of at least 70%. Students are encouraged to work with their instructor during posted office hours if additional help is needed. Students will receive a micro-credential certificate upon successfully completing the course. 

Learner Outcomes

When combined with a Fall protection certification (like CEEB 151V) along with CEEB 150V and CEEB 152V, students will qualify for Camosun’s PV Install – Mechanical Specialization and be prepared for entry level work in the solar energy sector assisting with the physical installation of PV systems.


Completion of Introduction to Clean Energy (CEEB 150V)

Completion of Introduction to Photovoltaics (CEEB 152V)


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