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Wind Energy Technology (Diploma)

Minimum Quarter Credit Hours Required = 51.5

Minimum Contact Hours Required = 720

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of renewable energy, with a focus on wind energy technology. Modern, well-equipped campus laboratories and facilities give students the opportunity to apply theory in simulated training environments. Wind Energy Technology diploma program graduates should be prepared to pursue entry-level employment as wind energy technicians, with demonstrated skills in operating, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing wind turbine equipment.  This program takes place over a period of 36 weeks.

Upon successful graduation from this program, graduates should be able to:

  • evaluate new turbines and their readiness for operation and resolve early state electrical and mechanical faults.
  • operate, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a wind turbine operation.
  • troubleshoot complicated mechanical and electrical problems on variable pitch, variable speed turbines.
  • perform mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair, or replacement of parts to correct malfunctions.
  • perform diagnostic electrical analysis.
  • demonstrate an understanding of industry standards within the wind energy field; and
  • apply safety principles.

Requirements

Required Courses

EEN 1205Fundamentals of Electricity

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

EEN 1300Health and Safety in the Field

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

EEN 1465Industrial Wiring

5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 20, Lab 60)

EEN 2205Electric Motors and Control Systems

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

ELE 2355Instrumentation and Measurement

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

MTH 1195Technical Mathematics for Energy Technology

4 Quarter Credit Hours, 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

WET 2105Turbine Fundamentals

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

WET 2205Wind Turbine Systems

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

WET 2305Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

WET 2405Wind Turbine Safety

5.5 Quarter Credit Hours, 80 (Lecture 30, Lab 50)

Total Credit Hours: 51.5