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Wind Energy Mechanic, Diploma

 

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The Wind Energy Mechanic program combines lecture and hands-on training to provide skills necessary in completing technical troubleshooting and repairs on wind energy turbines.  Under minimal supervision, graduates will be able to carry out complex daily assembly, service, repair, and operations of infrastructure to wind turbine generators and related equipment. Wind Energy Mechanics must operate in compliance with company, State, and Federal OSHA requirements and be capable of climbing to 300 feet. They work closely with clients and must have an understanding of environmental issues and politics, written technical skills, and data interpretation.
 
COURSE # COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Fall - Year 1
AC/DC I 3
Wind Energy Fundamentals 3
Wind Turbines 2
Wind Energy OSHA Standards 1
Environmental Health & Safety Wind Energy & Climb Lab 2
Fundamentals of Electric Motors 2
Basic Hydraulics (Lecture) 3
Basic Hydraulics Lab 1
Credits Fall - Year 1 18
Spring - Year 1
AC/DC II 3
Applied Electrical Calculations 2
AHA, CPR Healthcare Provider 1
Mechanical Systems 3
Wind Generation/Transmission/ Distribution 3
Introduction to Microcomputers 3
Technical Elective 2
Credits Spring - Year 1 16
TOTAL CREDITS 34


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Updated:  si 4/29/14