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A construction worker who is up-to-date on energy efficient construction.
110 PC Operating Systems 3
DRFT 105 Blueprint Reading 2
DRFT 110 Anal Applic for Tech Careers I 2
DRFT 112 Anal Applic for Tech Career II 2
ELT 102 Applied Electricity 4
ELT 120 Electrical Machines 3
ELT 122 Wind Turbine Ops/Maint/Repair 2
ELT 126 Power Generation & Dist 2
ELT 222 Programmable Control 3
ELT 228 Adv Program Control & Data Acq 4
HVAC 104 Intro to Renewable Energy 2
MSM 110 Safety for Alt Energy Tech 1
MSM 120 Basic Fluid Power 2
MSM 250 Wind Turbine Mechanical System 3
Total Credit Hours 35
The Wind Turbine Technician Academy is a competency based program providing graduates a multi craft credentials, uniquely aligned with skills needed by the wind power industry, for the construction, operation and maintenance of utility size wind turbines. A Wind Turbine Technician must have a high integrated set of skills which allow them to work on electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems. The program will consist of three integrated segments.
Module One: Pre-Employment Electrical Apprenticeship – 9 weeksParticipants will receive instruction equivalent to the first two years of classroom instruction as required for an electrical apprenticeship.
Module Two: Wind Turbine Technologies – 14 weeks14 weeks will be devoted to Wind Turbine Technologies. The program covers Wind Turbine Electrical, Mechanical, and Hydraulic Systems, Wind Dynamics Wind Turbine Design, Blade Repair, and Safety Training.
Module Three: Field Work Experience – 3 weeks3 weeks of work on a Wind Farm is required to complete the program.
Estimates indicate that from 1 – 7 and 1 -10
Wind Turbine Technicians
will be required to is required for
every turbine installed.