PROGRAM SUMMARY

Wind Technical Certificate Brochure (37 hours)

Wind Certificate of Completion Brochure (12 hours)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that employment of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 96 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because wind electricity generation is expected to grow rapidly over the coming decade, additional technicians will be needed to install and maintain new turbines. Job prospects are expected to be excellent.

Because CCC offers both the Wind Technology Technical Certificate and the Wind Certificate of Completion online, students have the flexibility to learn and work from home.

Participation in Saturday “boot camps” is recommended to gain hands-on training. Boot camps are offered every eight weeks in the fall and spring semesters, and offer state-of the art equipment/labs that are real-world systems (not mockups).

For those wanting to change careers, become a wind turbine installer or designer, homeowners, and farm owners, this program has a course and training lab for everyone.

For additional information, contact Derek Reilley, Program Director, at 785.460.5431 or email at derek.reilley@colbycc.edu.

See recent data on CCC students who studied Wind Technology.

 

CURRICULUM

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
SO100Student Success Seminar *  1
AE190Electronics *3
AE276Introduction to Energy Technologies *3
AE241Power Storage/Transmission & Conversion **3
 AE177 Energy Efficiency 3
AE199Introduction to Construction †5
AE298Internship ˄4
WIND TECHNICAL TRACK12
AE181Small Wind Turbines *3
AE178 AG/Rural Wind Applications **3
AE179 Community Wind †3
AE180 Wind/Solar PV Hybrid Systems ††3
   
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES3
SO181Career Development  ††3
   
Total Credit Hours: 37


*   Fall semester, first eight weeks
** Fall semester, second eight weeks
†   Spring semester, first eight weeks
†† Spring semester, second eight weeks
˄   Summer