Academic Programs

Wind Energy Technology, A.A.S.


Locations:  Canby.

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The Wind Energy Technology program combines lecture and hands-on training to provide skills necessary in completing advanced 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. Exposure to concepts of basic digital circuits, motor controllers, programmable logic controllers, and computerized data collection, interpretation, storage, and retrieval is evident throughout the program.

Wind Energy Technicians 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.

Fall - Year 1
Wind Energy Fundamentals3
Wind Turbines2
Wind Energy OSHA Standards1
Environmental Health & Safety Wind Energy & Climb Lab2
Fundamentals of Electric Motors2
Basic Hydraulics (Lecture)3
Basic Hydraulics Lab1
Credits Fall - Year 117
Spring - Year 1
Applied Electrical Calculations2
Mechanical Systems3
Introduction to Microcomputers3
General Electives3
Credits Spring - Year 114
Fall - Year 2
Electric Motor Control I4
ELWT 2110Turbine Siting & Construction3
General Education Electives8
Credits Fall - Year 215
Spring - Year 2
Programmable Logic Controllers4
Wind Generation/Transmission/ Distribution3
Data Acquisition and Communication2
 EMS 1112AHA, CPR Healthcare Provider1
General Education Electives4
Credits Spring - Year 214

General Education Electives must include courses from Goal Area 1 - Communication and Goal Area 4 - Mathematics and one other Goal Areaof the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.

Updated: si 4/29/14