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Get info about Piedmont Virginia Community College HVAC program, registering for elective courses, and taking free practice exams online. Which college degrees give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? If you complete the HVAC program, for example, there are a variety of specializations that may appeal to you such as heating and air conditioning repair, passive solar power heating, or alternative energy. Further, due to advances in engineering technology, there is a growing shortage of HVAC program graduates, and skilled technical engineers in general.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) leads public research in innovative solar power technologies. Photovoltaic arrays, or PV for short, harness the sun's power and turn it into electricity. When the sun shines onto a solar panel, photons are absorbed by the cells in the panel, which creates an electric field across the layers. Photovoltaic arrays must be mounted on a stable, durable structure that tilts the PV array at a fixed angle determined by the local latitude. To obtain the highest annual energy output, modules in the northern hemisphere are pointed due south and inclined at an angle equal to the local latitude. Alternatively, automatic mechanisms may be installed to move panels to track the sun across the sky, which provides more energy and a higher return on investment (ROI). Inverters are used to convert the direct current (DC) electricity generated by solar photovoltaic modules into alternating current (AC). Finally, large batteries allow for the storage of solar photovoltaic energy when bad weather blocks sunlight from reaching the photovoltaic panels.

Organic PV, or OPV, cells are composed of carbon-rich polymers and can be tailored to enhance a specific function of the cell, such as sensitivity to a certain type of light. This technology has the theoretical potential to provide electricity at a lower cost than silicon or thin-film technologies. Concentration PV, also known as CPV, focuses sunlight onto a solar cell by using a mirror or lens. By focusing sunlight onto a small area, less PV material is required. This technology uses mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat, which can then be used to produce electricity.


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Testing the cylinder compression of either the diesel or gasoline engine is simple as well. Just find a hill, and try to accelerate up it from a standing start, noting any black smoke or backfire noise that results from incorrect ignition timing, valve wear, or pinston ring problems within the engine itself. How does the car shift through the gears? Is it smooth, or do you feel a clunk as it shifts, which may signal transmission repair is not too far removed.

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Piedmont Virginia Community College
    Charlottesville, VA
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University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
$$$ $$$$very large Program Info
Sweet Briar College
    Sweet Briar, VA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
College of William and Mary
    Williamsburg, VA
$$$ $$$$ large Program Info
Radford University
    Radford, VA
$$ $$$ large Program Info
Randolph College
    Lynchburg, VA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Virginia Intermont College
    Bristol, VA
$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Stratford University
    Falls Church, VA
$$$ $$$ medium Program Info
Southern Virginia University
    Buena Vista, VA
$$$ $$$ small Program Info
Mary Baldwin College
    Staunton, VA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Randolph Macon College
    Ashland, VA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
New River Community College
    Dublin, VA
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Bluefield College
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The Fundamentals of Engineering exam should be taken immediately after earning a bachelors degree from an ABET-accredited program. Engineers who pass this exam are called engineers in training (EIT), or engineer interns. After meeting work experience requirements, engineer interns can attempt a second certifying exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam. Thereafter, acquisition of a professional engineering license enables management of junior engineers, the ability to sign off on engineering projects, and provide services directly to the public. Wages vary by employer and location. Aside from salary, most engineering jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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