College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Joseph Cleary, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) prides itself on its learn by doing motto which encourages students to participate in hands-on projects and choose elective courses about topics they are interested in. This project is an outline for an Emerging Trends elective course that aims to fill the gap between what students learn in school and what they see in the field. Over the past decade, the use of on-site solar energy generated has skyrocketed in the commercial and residential sectors. The purpose of this course is to inform students about solar requirements and to lay the groundwork for students to understand the steps that go into constructing a solar project. This elective course is designed to be worth two units and contains ten modules. Each module is designed to be taught in one-hour increments twice a week in which students will have one class for instruction and one class to work on the correlating section of the class project. As a result of this class, students will have designed and analyzed their solar projects and be able to understand the basic fundamentals of how solar energy can be created and utilized to help sustain an environment.

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