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Wind Energy & Turbine Technology

Wind Energy & Turbine Technology

Real Technician Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program here at Iowa Lakes. As one of the first three programs nationwide to earn the American Wind Energy Association’s Seal of Approval for Wind Turbine Service Technician Programs, we pride ourselves on being a leader in delivering rigorous coursework to produce the front-line technicians the industry needs. Our program helps you enter a growing technical workforce with confidence and transcend different sectors of the renewable energy field. 

Gain hands-on experience in our 50,000 square-foot Sustainable Energy Resources and Technology Center. Through laboratories and the college’s working utility scale turbine, you’ll get advanced training and preparation for what you’ll see in the field. Become competent in the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly qualified technician.

Acquire training in: 

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydraulics
  • Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems
  • Electric Motors and Generators

Wind Energy & Turbine Technology A.A.S. Program Outcomes

  1. Interpret wind energy related prints and drawings
  2. Perform daily tasks in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E guidelines
  3. Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems 
  4. Maintain electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems 
  5. Perform evacuations and high angle rescues
  6. Produce a wind farm development plan
  7. Analyze the operation of core systems within a wind turbine

Wind Energy & Turbine Technology Diploma Program Outcomes

  1. Troubleshoot electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems 
  2. Maintain electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems 
  3. Perform evacuations and high angle rescues
  4. Explain the operation of core systems within a wind turbine

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Alumni Testimonial

Jacob HansenJacob Hansen
Wind Energy & Turbine Technology

"Because of Iowa Lakes's Wind program having so much prestige in the wind industry, we had a lot of wind companies come in and meet with us. This allowed us to have great job opportunities once we graduated. Without Iowa Lakes I would not have the career I do now." Read More 

 

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