Degree, Certificate or Diploma
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
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.
- Entry: $19.78
- Average: $25.35
- Experienced: $41.58
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
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
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.