Wind Turbine Technician

About the Program

The Wind Turbine Technician program of study prepares students to climb wind towers to inspect the exterior and physical integrity of wind turbine towers. Students will learn routine maintenance on wind turbines; test and troubleshoot electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma degree. 

 

 

New program pending state and regional accreditation approval

Career Information

A wind turbine technician, also known as a windtech, installs, inspects, maintains, operates, and repairs wind turbines. They are able to diagnose and fix any problem that could cause the turbine to shut down unexpectedly.A few of the job duties include: inspecting the exterior of the towers; climbing the towers to inspect, troubleshoot, or repair equipment; collecting turbine data for testing and analysis; performing routine maintenance; testing electrical components, systems, and mechanical and hydraulic systems; and replacing worn out or malfunctioning components.

Salary Information

Average: $25.35
Entry Level: $16.18
Experienced: $41.58

* Salary information from www.ihaveaplaniowa.org as reported by the US Dept of Labor www.bls.gov.

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma
Pathway: Career Path
Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: No
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus