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Solar Technician Apprenticeship Information Request

Switch on the sun!

Plug into your new career in solar energy with the Solar Energy Technician Apprenticeship program at St. Petersburg College! This two-year apprenticeship costs you nothing and leads to certifications that will make you an expert in the field of solar photovoltaic installation and maintenance.

The program, made possible by a partnership between SPC and the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), includes full-time employment with a solar installation company.

We are offering two different course formats that fit your life:

At SPC, you take classes online with an instructor on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings from 6-8 p.m. You can ask questions, participate in discussions, and get feedback immediately in this online format. Hands-on lab experiences are facilitated by an industry expert on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SPC’s Allstate Campus, 3200 24th St. S.

In the FSEC program, you take online classes at your own pace with on-demand, pre-recorded lessons. Hands-on lab experiences are held on UCF’s Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, where they are led by an industry expert. Your instructor is always available by email or phone to respond to questions, grade assignments, and advise apprentices.

Be in demand

Mastering these new skills will help keep you in demand in the Sunshine State, where job growth for solar technicians is expected to surge in one of the fastest growing industries.

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The apprenticeship program includes full-time employment with a solar installation company. In what part of the Florida are you able to work?

The apprenticeship and training components are offered over a two-year period. Course fees are paid by the employer of the apprentice.

The related technical instruction is available in two formats by the following training providers:

1) St. Petersburg College (SPC)

  • Structured, instructor-led online courses with monthly in-person labs in St. Petersburg, FL. Online classes meet two evenings a week for 2-hours each. Monthly hands-on labs will be facilitated by a lab instructor at the St. Petersburg College Allstate campus, 3200 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711.

2) Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

  • Online, pre-recorded lessons available on-demand. Program is self-paced and will include in-person labs to be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida.  The program has an assigned instructor who will be available via email and telephone to respond to questions, grade assignments and counsel students.

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