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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Solar Thermal Energy Systems Certificate

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Total Credits: 30

Major Number: 5826
CIP Code: 15.0505

Program Description

The certificate in Advanced Solar Thermal Energy Systems is designed to provide existing contractors and other industry professionals with installation and maintenance skills necessary to become solar contractors.

Program Prerequisites

Must have diploma or degree in plumbing, pipefitting, construction, HVAC or related field, or consent of instructor.

Special Instructions

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 22

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements

Career/Occupational Electives to reach 30 credits

Select a course from the following disciplines:

HVAC, FACM or other course(s) by academic petition Credits: 4

Total Credits: 4

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 3 and/or 4: Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 4

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

For SOLR 1020  there is an additional expense for a smartphone app or pathfinder. See website for details.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamentals of energy conversion and application.

Program Contact Information

Scott Randall 651.747.4042 Room 2302 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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