Wind Energy & Turbine Technology, A.A.S.

Description:



This rapidly emerging, new technology has created a void in trained persons to do the maintenance and repair work on the vast number of turbines being built each year across the United States. This program will allow students to enter a growing field.


Program Mission:

The mission of the Wind Energy and Turbine Energy Technology AAS degree program is to prepare students for employment in large-scale wind-based renewable energy production careers and/or for the pursuit of advanced degrees in renewable energy by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and practices in electricity, electronics, large wind turbine power generation and power distribution with an emphasis on safety practices system maintenance.


Program Goals:

The program will:

  • provide students with background knowledge in electrical, mechanical, and fluid power at the entry level for wind turbine service technicians.
  • provide students with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge on the placement of wind turbines.
  • provide students with knowledge of safety practices used in utility scale wind turbines.
  • provide students with troubleshooting experiences at the entry-level for wind turbine service technicians.
  • prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, as well as interact effectively within the work environment.
  • prepare students to solve mathematical problems typically encountered in the wind industry.


SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE: Students entering the program during the spring semester may not be able to complete within four semesters due to course scheduling. The following sequence is intended only as a guide for general academic planning purposes. IT NEED NOT BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY, NOR BE COMPLETED IN FOUR SEMESTERS.

FIRST YEAR

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I 4 MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II 4
WTT 101 Intro Wind Energy 4 ETE 105 Digital Electronics I 3
ENG 101 English Composition 4 Ete 102 Electrical Circuits II 4
          3

MET 101 Meteorology

          4
Totals: 15 15

SECOND YEAR

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
WTT 102 Intro to Wind 3 HPE 124 Career Fitness 1
WTT 201 Power Gen & Delivery 3 INT 206 Principles of Fluid Power Systems 3
ENV 210Environmental Technology 4 INT 209 Environmental Health & Safety 3
PHY 111 General Physics I 4

 WTT 202 Turbine Troubleshoot & Repair

3
CSC 230 Intro to Networking            3 INT 102 Blueprint Reading & Schematics 2
 ETE 202 Industrial Electricity           3
Totals: 17 15

 



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Program Type:

Associate Degrees


Contact:

Scott P. Buffett
Phone Number: (518) 562-4303
or Call 562-4200 Extension:303


Degree Requirements