ERIC Number: ED189389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Solar Energy Installers Curriculum Guides. Final Report.
Walker, Gene C.
A project was conducted to develop solar energy installers curriculum guides for use in high school vocational centers and community colleges. Project activities included researching job competencies for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry and determining through interviews and manufacturers' literature what additional competencies were needed to add solar to the industry. Career ladders were developed from existing industry levels of success. Formulation of measurable course objectives was implemented through conducting literature searches of varied manufacturers application engineering manuals, installation manuals, government publications, industrial publications, unions, etc., and existing public books. Instructional resources were identified by sending requests to all manufacturers, contractors, industry-related sources. As a result of the project, twenty units of instruction were developed in six areas: (1) Solar Application Installation, (2) HVACS Electrical, (3) Backup Heating Systems, (4) Refrigeration Theory, (5) Refrigeration Service Procedures, and (6) Heat Transfer Methods and Systems. (Consultant Reports are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
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