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

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.

The mission of the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology A.A.S. 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.

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

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (60 credits)
 
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
 
Math (8 Credits)
MAT 105 Technical Mathematics I
MAT 205 Technical Mathematics II
 
Science (12 Credits)
ENV 101 Environmental Science
MET 101 Meteorology
PHY 111 General Physics I

 

Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 230 Introduction to Networking

 

Health & P.E. Activity (1 Credit) 
HPE 124
HPE 105
Career Fitness  or
Physical Fitness
 
Mechanical Technology (6 Credits)
MEC 102 Blueprint Reading & Technical Schematics
MEC 206 Principles of Fluid Power Systems
MEC 209 Industrial Health & Safety
 
Electrical/Electronics Technology (14 Credits)
ETE 101 Electrical Circuits I
ETE 102 Electrical Circuits II
ETE 105 Digital Electronics I
ETE 202 Industrial Electricity
 
Wind Energy & Turbine Technology (13 Credits) 
WTT 101 Intro. to Wind Energy & Turbine Technology
WTT 102 Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems
WTT 103 Safety at Height & Rescue
WTT 201 Power Generation & Delivery
WTT 202 Turbine Troubleshoot & Repair

Degree Requirements Worksheets

Students who earn a Wind Energy & Turbine Technology A.A.S. degree are prepared for entry-level work in the wind industry.

Some popular career options are:

  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Fluid Power Technician
  • Automated Systems Technician

 

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DEPARTMENT:
Technology

LOCATION:
IAM Bldg.
Room 209A
Phone: 518-562-4303


STAFF:
Scott Buffett
Department Chair

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