NCC Receives National Accreditation for Solar Panel Course


Northampton Community College (NCC) recently became the first college in the Pennsylvania to receive an Institute for Sustainable Power Quality (ISPQ) Accredited Training Program designation from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). NCC’s Solar Photovoltaic Systems I course is an introduction to solar panel systems, their components and design for residential and light commercial applications.

The Solar Photovoltaic Systems course is a requirement for NCC’s associate in applied science degree in electrical construction technology. The course can also be taken by itself by licensed electricians, or after completing the Electrical Fundamentals course.

NCC has been expanding programs to prepare students for careers in alternative energy and green technology. The Pathways to Green Jobs Center in Allentown has been working with NCC since 2010 to offer five such programs, ranging from electrical technologies to welding.

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