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Wind Energy & Turbine Technology (WTT)

WTT-103 Introduction to Wind Energy, 3 cr.
Introduction to Wind Energy students will be exposed to the many facets of the wind industry. This course will cover the history and development of the wind industry, terminology used in the industry, types and applications of various wind turbines, environmental and economic issues of the wind industry, the future of the wind industry, other topics that are appropriate.
 
WTT-104 Introduction to Wind Energy, 4 cr.
Introduction to Wind Energy students will be exposed to the many facets of the wind industry.  This course will cover the history and development of the wind industry, terminology used in the industry, basic tools and techniques, wind turbine components, the future of the wind industry, and other topics that are appropriate.                             
 
WTT-106 Wind Turbine Field Training, 3 cr.
Wind Turbine Field Training students will be introduced to the aspects of the industry standards, requirements, and issues that are a part of working in the field. Information to be covered will include but not be limited to safety training, working around cranes and riggings, tower climbing, fasteners and lubricants used in the industry, other subject matter that may be appropriate.
 
WTT-114 Field Training & Project Operation, 5 cr.
Field Training & Project Operations will introduce the students to industry standards of safety, operation and maintenance of wind turbines and project operations. Students will also benefit from field trips to operational projects to gain perspective of day to day operations of a wind turbine generation facility.
 
WTT-115 Field Training and Project Operations, 4 cr.
Field Training and Project Operations will introduce students to industry standards of safety, operation and maintenance of wind turbines, and project operations.  Students will also benefit from field trips to operational sites to gain perspectives on day-to-day operations of wind turbine generation facilities.
 
WTT-116 Intro/Wind Turbine Operations, 3 cr.
Introduction to Wind Turbine Operations will introduce the students to the daily operation of a wind turbine facility. Course content will include reporting requirements, documentation, use of technical manuals, controllers and monitoring systems, other pertinent content.
 
WTT-118 Direct Current Elect Theory, 4 cr.
Direct Current Electrical Theory is an introduction to basic electrical theory and the components that make up electrical circuits. D/C Theory will be presented in a lecture and laboratory format. Course content will include, but not be limited to basic circuits, electrical components and their applications, hands-on reinforcement of theory covered during lecture.
 
WTT-123 Alt Current Elect Theory I, 4 cr.
Students will be exposed to the principles and applications of alternating current (AC). Prerequisite of AC1 is DC.
 
WTT-126 Basic Hydraulics, 3 cr.
This course will introduce students to the basic structure and application of hydraulics. Students will also learn how to read hydraulic schematics and troubleshoot basic hydraulic components.
 
WTT-133 Wind Turbine Mechanical System, 3 cr.
Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems will introduce the students to gearboxes and other mechanical systems that make up subsystems of today’s wind turbine.
 
WTT-134 Electric Motors & Generators, 4 cr.
Electric motors and generators is an introduction to types of motors and generators that are used today. The characteristics of Direct Current and Alternating Current motors and generators will be discussed and demonstrated through lecture and hands on laboratory sessions.
 
WTT-204 Wind Turbine Siting, 4 cr.
This course will allow students the opportunity to learn the techniques, methodology, and concepts used to develop projects around the world.
 
WTT-206  High Voltage Awareness & Fall Rescue Safety Training, 1 cr.
Students will learn industry standards of wind turbine rescue and high voltage procedures. Students will also be evaluated in practical exams on power transmission and site safety. Prerequisites: All WTT-100 level courses or permission of program coordinator
 
WTT-214 Basic Networking/Comp Tech, 3 cr.
Foundational training in local area networking technology, protocols, and installation procedures. Troubleshooting minor hardware problems, installing hardware, system configuration, and running diagnostics.
 
WTT-216 Power Generation & Transmission 3 cr.
Power Generation and Transmission will serve as an introduction to the generation of electrical power with a wind turbine generator, moving that power through a local transmission system to a substation where a customer will purchase the generated power. This course will cover all aspects of working with components of a high voltage transmission system.
 
WTT-225 Data Acquisition & Assessment, 4 cr.
This course will give students an understanding of how wind data is collected and analyzed for electric power generation.  Students will also learn how to assess the operation and power production of individual wind turbines.
 
WTT-235 Programmable Logic Control Systems, 4 cr.
This course will introduce students to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), primarily the Allen Bradley SLC 500 line of processors.
 
WTT-244 Alt Current Elect Theory II, 4 cr.
Alternating Current Electrical Theory II will consist of instruction that will build upon experience gained in Direct Current Theory and Alternating Current Theory I. Students will be introduced to advanced concepts of electrical theory.
 
WTT-245 Electrical Practical Application, 4 cr.
Electrical Practical Applications will provide students with practical wiring exercises involving installation, wiring, and troubleshooting of electrical devices and equipment used in, but not specific to, wind turbine control systems. Students will study electrical diagrams, design of electrical systems, and electrical safety.
 
WTT-250 Basic Electronics, 4 cr.
Students will learn about analog and digital electronics at basic level of familiarization with the semiconductor devices and their functions. The course focuses on applications and apparatuses used in wind turbine technology. The course is accompanied by laboratory work.
 
WTT-932 Internship, 5 cr.

The wind turbine internship will give students the opportunity to apply skills developed during the first two semesters of the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program. 

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