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Wind Energy Technology Associate Degree

Program Code: 104821

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 percent. Employers seek skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in local wind farm settings. Within U.S. and international wind turbine manufacturers, there is also intense demand for upper-level technicians including installation technicians, quality control technicians, and warranty and commissioning technicians. Operation and maintenance positions remain with wind farm locations; other technicians travel extensively with the development of new wind farms and repair/retrofitting of wind farms around the world.

Employment Potential

Wind Turbine Technician/Mechanic/Tower Climber

  • Installation Technician
  • Operation and Maintenance Technician
  • Wind Farm Maintenance Manager
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application at Lakeshore Technical College - www.gotoltc.edu or (888) 468-6582.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: The Wind Energy Technology Associate Degree is a two-year six-semester collaborative program between Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Students will attend classes on the Green Bay campus during the fall and spring semesters and will take part in summer semester courses at LTC. Students following the study plan below will complete the Wind Energy Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
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Semester Total
16
Second Semester
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Semester Total
15
Third Semester
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Semester Total
16
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
12
Total Credits
66

Curriculum Note: Students must be within safe-climbing, unequipped body weight of 100 to 275 pounds

Program Outcomes

  • Install, test, service and repair wind turbine components.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain control and PLC systems.
  • Wear PPE for climbing and identify safety practices for climbing.
  • Practice safe wind turbine tower climbing skills.
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