Center for Continuing Studies

Solar PV Installer

The growth of the solar industry in the United States and the Midwest has created a demand for solar installers. Government programs and stimulus funding for alternative energy management continue to fuel that growth.

Our Solar Installer Certificate program offers a new career path. It's perfect for today's electrical students and for under-employed electricians looking for more training or a specialty.

Combining online learning and in-person labs, students learn about

  • solar photovoltaic safety.
  • payback calculations.
  • site assessment.
  • utility requirements.
  • site installation methods.
  • project management.

Upcoming classes

Contact us to register an interest in forming a class.

16-week online class includes two scheduled in-person lab days.

Commitment: 15 hours/week

In person classes take place in: 

Room E203, Business & Industry Center

Central Lakes College, 501 College Drive W, Brainerd, MN

Required materials: "Photovoltaic Systems, 3rd edition" (ISBN 978-1-935941-05-7); or available online.

Cost: $4,500

Instructor: Steve Vietor

Contact: Tammy Anhalt-Warner