Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at College of San Mateo
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Certificate of Specialization: Fundamentals of Smart Building Systems

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
  1. Develop the skills and knowledge required for entry-level positions within the field of Smart Building Systems and related fields.
  2. Describe the basics of electricity and electrical generation systems as applies to home and business applications.
  3. Identify and describe the function of all components necessary to design both off-grid and grid-intertie photovoltaic and thermal solar energy systems.
  4. Prepare a solar photovoltaic or thermal system plan for an intended site, that will satisfy the energy needs of the site, including the incorporation of component inefficiencies and derating factors.
  5. Describe the California rebate process and provisions as they apply to solar grid-interactive systems, either as a thermal or photovoltaic system.
  6. Qualify to sit for the NABCEP entry level solar certification exam.