The Solar Thermal Installer Train-the-Trainer course prepares participants to teach the six-day Solar Thermal Installer course. Solar Thermal is the largest and fastest growing sector of alternative energy in the world and is gaining in popularity in Canada as traditional energy becomes more and more expensive.
Participants completing the Solar Thermal Installer Train-the-Trainer course will have demonstrated an understanding of solar thermal systems, be provided with an instructor’s guide including all PowerPoint presentations as well as a copy of the student workbook. The Solar Thermal Installer Train-the-Trainer course is two days in length and includes one day of theory and one day installing a solar thermal system.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 16
Lecture Hours: 8
Field Experience Hours: 8
This course is offered online:
Must be a certified Plumbing or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) instructor or Interprovincially certified tradesperson in the Plumbing or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) trade.
- Review Solar Thermal technology and systems
- Solar thermal systems and course delivery theory.
- Teaching methods and goals for delivery
- Existing solar thermal courses
- Delivering a course for the first time: feedback and continual learning
- Various learning styles
- Setting learning outcomes
- Student progress evaluation
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Effectively craft learning outcomes
- Prepare evaluation instruments related to theoretical and practical knowledge
- Communicate Solar Thermal technology theory
- Lead and direct a class in the installation of a solar thermal system
- Provide an overview of the CANSIA Textbook material
- Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and detail of the Solar Thermal Installer course material
- Demonstrate an understanding the material covered in the CanSIA textbooks STT100 and STT200 through class discussion
A complete understanding of Solar Thermal Systems, their history, application and installation. An understanding of adult instructional methods.
Participation: 100 %
Nature of Participation:
Participants will be asked to present specific portions of the course content to demonstrate knowledge and presentation ability.
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
Solar Thermal System components supplied by Northern Lights College
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