Wind Energy Technology
Program Code: 10-482-1
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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 69 Credits
A Lakeshore Technical College Program Offered at FVTC
Financial Aid Eligible - Awarded through LTC
Employers seek skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in local wind farm settings. There is also intense demand for upper-level technicians within U.S. and international wind turbine manufacturers. These include installation technician, quality control technician, and warranty and commissioning technicians. Operation and maintenance positions remain with a given wind farm location; other technicians travel extensively with the development of new wind farms and repair/retrofitting of wind farms around the world.
The wind energy industry is the fastest growing segment of renewable energy production. The U.S. and Canadian commercial wind farms are experiencing annual growth of 25%. As a Wind Energy Technology student, you'll learn to install, test, service and repair wind turbine components; troubleshoot and maintain control and PLC systems; troubleshoot and maintain SCADA systems; wear PPE for climbing and identify safety practices for climbing and practice safe wind turbine tower climbing skills.
About Shared Programs
LTC offers its Wind Energy Technology program in cooperation with FVTC. As a wind energy technology student, you'll:
- Attend the interactive TV and/or Internet classes sent from LTC to FVTC.
- Take general education classes and labs at FVTC.
Note: Lakeshore Technical College requires Accuplacer Arithmetic score of 100, Algebra score of 55, Reading score of 74 and Sentence Skills score of 86 for admission into this program.