Wind Energy & Turbine Technology
The Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science program that provides hands-on, real-life experiences in the state of Iowa. Since the number of wind turbines in the state of Iowa is growing quickly, Iowa Lakes Community College is working to help meet the growing demand for skilled technicians who can install, maintain, and service modern wind turbines.
The diploma program consists of the first three terms. In addition to the coursework listed in the first three terms Business Communications is also required for the diploma. To prepare for entry-level positions in the industry, you will receive training in:
- operation of wind turbines
Earning the Associate in Applied Science degree consists of completing the second year of the program. You will receive additional training on:
- diagnosis of turbines
- computerized control and monitoring systems
- wind turbine siting
- data acquisition
As a graduate of the two-year degree program you qualify for entry-level positions and also have the skills and education background to become a wind turbine technician and potentially a supervisor.
Algebra and basic trigonometry skills are essential to successful completion of the program. Assessment scores must indicate readiness for Intermediate Algebra.
The following is information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information about the program:
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Name: 15.0503
U.S. Department of Education CIP Program Description: Prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing energy-efficient systems or monitoring energy use. Includes instruction in principles of energy conservation, instrumentation calibration, monitoring systems and test procedures, energy loss inspection procedures, energy conservation techniques, and report preparation
Associate in Applied Science
Program Length: 81 Credits
Program Length: 48 Credits