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Wind Energy Technician

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Description

Cherokee Campus

The number of wind turbines in Iowa and in the United States continues to increase, as does the need for skilled workers who are able to install, maintain, service, and operate them. The Wind Energy Technician program encompasses the skill sets needed as a technician and/or operator, depending on the career path students choose. A number of certificate and diploma options will be available, allowing students to customize their interests and training accordingly.

Wind is the fastest growing energy source in the United States. In 2007, wind energy production increased by 21 percent, and a recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that it could contribute 20 percent of the nations electricity by 2030. Although BLS does not collect data specifically on wind energy employment, the American Solar Energy Society estimates that in 2006 there were 16,000 jobs in wind turbine construction and maintenance.



Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety.......................................................... 1
ELE 112 Basic Electrical Theory............................................... 3
EGT 142 Fluid Power I............................................................... 2
ELE 195 Motor Control.............................................................. 3
IND 141 Power Transmission.................................................... 2
HCR 410 Electrical Applications I.............................................. 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
BPT 114 Instrumentation I......................................................... 2
EGT 143 Fluid Power II.............................................................. 2
EGT 211 Fluid Power III............................................................. 1
ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers................................ 3
ELT 102 Blueprint Reading....................................................... 2
IND 462 Pumps......................................................................... 2
ELE 312 Variable Frequency Drives for Motor Control.............. 1
WTT 103 Introduction to Wind Energy....................................... 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3
WTT 147 Gauging and Measurement........................................ 2
WTT 149 Wind Tech Safety Standard and Procedures.............. 3
ELT 230 PLC Applications........................................................ 3
ELE 192 Principles of Motors and Transformers....................... 3
WTT 131 Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems............................. 2
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
WTT 151 Wind Turbine System Operations............................... 4
WTT 153 Wind Turbine Systems Troubleshooting..................... 4
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3
BCA 206 Applied Computer Concepts...................................... 3
WTT 201 Wind Turbine Site Construction and Location............ 1
WTT 139 Wind Turbine Maintenance Fundamentals................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 71

Contacts

Bill Koontz Ext. 1358 Room B115 bill.koontz@witcc.edu
Darla Struck Ext. 2405 Cherokee darla.struck@witcc.edu

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