Wind Turbine Technicians are highly skilled in the electrical, mechanical and fluid power. They perform predictive and preventative maintenance on wind turbines and related facilities. They must troubleshoot complex faults using service manuals, specialized diagnostic equipment and schematic diagrams. Wind technicians are team-oriented and safety-minded. They are capable of climbing turbine towers and working at heights in excess of 300 feet. The LCCC Wind Energy Technology program is intentionally designed for students who possess very little or no knowledge in any of these areas.
What will I learn?
Students in the Wind Energy Program receive interactive hands-on training. Students explore the theory of direct and alternating current electricity. They study the inner workings of motors, generators and transformers. They design and assemble power electronics using the knowledge they gain about semiconductors. They examine fluid power theory and construct hydraulic systems using cylinders, valves and gauges. In addition, students study the many aspects of mechanical systems, including fastener design and usage, operating electric and hydraulic torque tools, performing generator alignment and replacing major components.
Students learn the skills needed to properly inspect and utilize climb safety gear. They engage in real-life self-rescue and assisted rescue scenarios to prepare them for up-tower emergencies. Students will climb an operational wind turbine among other opportunities.
Associate of Applied Science
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.
- 3M Competent Person (Climb Safety) Certification
- OSHA 10-Hour (General Industry) Certification
- First Aid/CPR Certification
- Hytorc Basic Bolting Certification
Available at the Cheyenne Campus
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates typically work as:
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Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, students view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program incur additional expenses of $250 in program and course fees and $525 in books and supplies.