Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career with room to advance? Then our Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program may be a great fit for you. As one of the first three programs nationwide to earn the American Wind Energy Association's Seal of Approval for Wind Turbine Service Technician Programs, we pride ourselves on being a leader in delivering rigorous coursework to produce the front-line technicians the industry needs.
Our dual-track program helps you enter a growing technical workforce with confidence and transcend different sectors of the renewable energy field. Whether you choose to pursue a diploma or Associate in Applied Science degree, you'll have the opportunity to participate in an internship. Gain exposure to real work experience that will prepare you for what to expect on the job.
Gain hands-on experience in our 50,000 square-foot Sustainable Energy Resources and Technology Center. In the 11-month diploma program, you'll become familiar with construction, maintenance and wind turbine operation while learning the fundamentals in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical theory. In the second year, you'll receive advanced training in power generation, siting, programmable logic systems, supervisory control and data acquisition.
Upon graduation, you'll be ready for entry-level positions in the wind energy field and have the foundational industry skills needed to become a lead technician, site supervisor, operator or manager.
Wind Energy & Turbine Technology A.A.S. Program Outcomes
- Interpret wind energy related prints and drawings
- Perform daily tasks in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E guidelines
- Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems
- Maintain electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems
- Perform evacuations and high angle rescues
- Produce a wind farm development plan
- Analyze the operation of core systems within a wind turbine
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