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Associate of Applied Science

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  IST 1660* Mechanical Drives 2
  IST 1661* Mechanical Drive Assemblies 1
  IST 1710*  DC Electricity 2
  IST 1711* DC Electrical Circuits 1
  IST 1712* AC Electricity 2
  IST 1713* AC Electrical Circuits 1
  WTT 1000 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
  WTT 1100 Climb Safety and Tower Rescue Training 2
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW  ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
      Semester Credits 20
  Course Title Credits
  IST 1610* Fluid Power 2
  IST 1611* Fluid Power Circuits 1
  IST 1770* Motor Controls 2
  IST 1771* Motor Control Circuits 
  WTT 1200* Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems 3
  WTT 2500* Advanced AC Electricity 3
GenEd: QR  MATH 1000* -OR HIGHER- Problem Solving 3
      Semester Credits 15

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  IST 1810* Programmable Logic Controllers 2
  IST 1811* PLC Circuits I 1
  WTT 1300*  Theoretical Concepts of Rotating Machines 3
  WTT 2200*  Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Mechanical Systems 3
    Choose from approved Lab Science or STEM courses 3-4
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 
      Semester Credits 15-16
  Course Title Credits
  WTT 2300*  Wind Turbine Data Acquisition 2
  WTT 2400*  Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 3
  WTT 2600*  Advanced Industrial Motor Control Applications 4
GenEd: WY    Choose from approved U.S./Wyoming Constitution courses 3
      Semester Credits 12

Total Credits: 62-63

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

Learning Competencies

The wind energy program lists objectives that include program-level student learning competencies and operational effectiveness objectives and planning objectives such as:

  • Ensure a safe work environment and meet safety standards.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in electrical schematic, mechanical maintenance and gear failure analysis.
  • Troubleshoot and repair commercial wind turbines.
  • Maintain wind turbines (reliability and optimization).
  • Maintain tools, equipment, and inventory.
  • Interact and communicate with wind energy manufacturers, subcontractors and operation maintenance corporations.
  • Adhere to policies and standards set by LCCC.
  • Conduct training and participate in continuous learning through recertification for climb safety, CPR, and bolt tensioning certifications.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy is designed for students who want to gain valuable industry skills while pursuing a basic academic foundation. General education requirements, industrial maintenance knowledge and skills, and specific wind power industry topics are combined to provide the groundwork for direct industry employment.