SCF to Offer Noncredit Solar Classes

(Bradenton, Fla., August 29, 2011) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Corporate and Community Development will offer noncredit solar courses at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East.

The following courses will be located at SCF Lakewood Ranch:

• Introduction to Solar Thermal, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Wednesday, Nov. 14 -16. The cost is $750.

• Introduction to PV Systems, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, Nov. 14-18. The cost is $1,250.

The courses, which provide hands-on training and cover topics including the fundamentals of solar energy, electrical and mechanical design, and performance analysis and troubleshooting, prepare participants for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) exam.

A $250 discount on Introduction to Solar Thermal is available for Sarasota County residents. For more information, contact Nina Powers at 941-650-0876 or .

For more information about solar courses, contact Pam Haskins at 941-363-7203 or .Maps and directions are online at

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