Wind Turbine Technician

Program Description: Wind Turbine Technicians perform maintenance, repair, diagnosis, and adjustments on wind turbine equipment. Students will gain introductory knowledge on resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions in the various systems of a wind turbine. Students will also learn the required safety standards for working on-site with an emphasis on fall protection, at-height rescue, first aid, and electrical safety. They will learn procedures involving record keeping, creating reports, and submitting documentation pertinent to the job. Testing systems, component repair, and troubleshooting equipment are core requirements to the student’s hands-on competencies where they will utilize hand and power tools to perform simulated turbine work.

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Wind Turbine Technician – 240 Clock Hours

21WT-1 / Introduction to the Wind Turbine Industry
5 Hours
21WT-2 / Introduction to Hand and Power Tools
5 Hours
21WT-3 / Basic AC/DC Electrical Theory
40 Hours
21WT-4 / Mechanical and Hydraulic Theory
15 Hours
21WT-5 / Maintenance of Wind Turbine Equipment
10 Hours
21WT-6 / Commissioning New Turbines
5 Hours
21WT-7 / Major Wind Turbine Repair and Replacement
10 Hours
21WT-8 / Job Safety and Hazard Analysis
5 Hours
21WT-9 / Introduction to Fiber in Wind Farms
5 Hours
21WT-10 / Fundamentals of Reading Schematics and Troubleshooting
15 Hours
21WT-11 / Fundamentals of Web Applications
5 Hours
21WT-12 / Comprehensive Fall Protection and Rescue Training
40 Hours
21WT-13 / Bolting Theory
10 Hours
21WT-14 / Rigging Methodologies
10 Hours
21WT-15 / At Height Work Safety Standards and Regulations
15 Hours
21WT-16 / Uses of Ropes and Knots for at Height Work
10 Hours
21WT-17 / Troubleshooting and Testing Wind Turbine Components
20 Hours
21WT-18 / Electrical Measuring Safety
20 Hours
  • Candidates should be over 18 years of age
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • A high school Diploma or GED.
  • Candidate Must be willing to travel out of market/state (50% travel minimum)
  • Candidate Must be able to pass background, driving record, and drug testing
  • Candidate Must be Fit for Duty (Carry 50-75 lbs.)
  • Candidate should have no Fear of Heights. (Work is conducted 150-500 feet in the air)
  • Basic mechanical skill is a plus
  • Ability to work in the outdoor elements (Summer, Winter)
  • Candidate must be under 225 lbs.
Cost of books are included in the tuition cost.
The total cost of the program is $16,100.
The duration of this course is 240 hours.
You will receive a DIPLOMA in Wind Turbine Technician.
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Duration: 240 hours
Lectures: 18
Level: Beginner