When/How did the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program get started?
In early 2003, a small group of wind energy experts and college administrators gathered to begin discussions on a possible wind program for Iowa Lakes Community College. By November of that year, the Iowa Department of Education approved the first educational wind program in the state: a two-year Associate in Applied Science, Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program at Iowa Lakes. There were 15 students the first year (fall of 2004). By the second year of operation, admissions to the program had to be temporarily suspended, due to limited space.