Wind Turbine Technician
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: No
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
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
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.
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems of a wind turbine.
- Maintain electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems of a wind turbine.
- Demonstrate OSHA safety standards on the job site.
- Explain the operation of core systems within a wind turbine.
* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.