Wind Turbine Technician Diploma

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Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Wind Turbine Technician program of study prepares students to climb wind towers to inspect the exterior and physical integrity of wind turbine towers. Students will learn routine maintenance on wind turbines; test and troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma degree. 

New program pending state and regional accreditation approval

Job Outlook

68 Jobs (2020)
+5.9% Change from 2020-2025

What will you do

A wind turbine technician, also known as a windtech, installs, inspects, maintains, operates, and repairs wind turbines. They are able to diagnose and fix any problem that could cause the turbine to shut down unexpectedly. A few of the job duties include: inspecting the exterior of the towers; climbing the towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair equipment; collecting turbine data for testing and analysis; performing routine maintenance; testing electrical components, systems, and mechanical and hydraulic systems; and replacing worn out or malfunctioning components.

Wages

  • Entry: $19.78
  • Average: $25.35
  • Experienced: $41.58

Career Examples

  • Environmental Services Technicians
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Wind Energy Engineers
  • With Turbine Service Technicians
  • Lead Technicians (Architecture and Engineering)
  • Environmental Services Supervisors
  • Appliance Repair Technicians
  • Cleaning Technicians

First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls

ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I

IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation

SER 120 - Introduction to Renewable Energy

MAT 743 - Technical Math

ATR 133 - Fluid Power Systems

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers

ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab

SER 160 - Electricity III

WTT 202 - Advanced Wind Energy

WTT 110 - Wind Energy Workplace Safety

WTT 143 - Mechanical Power Transmission

Total Semester Hours Required: 36.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems of a wind turbine.
  • Maintain electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems of a wind turbine.
  • Demonstrate OSHA safety standards on the job site.
  • Explain the operation of core systems within a wind turbine.

Program Disclaimers