Wind Turbine Technology

The two-year technical training focuses on safety, power generation, distribution, electrical theory and control mechanisms, mechanical systems, along with crane rigging, bolt torque, and general education components


Organization Name: 
Walla Walla Community College
Discipline: 
Wind
Degree : 
Associate Degree
Location: 
Walla Walla, WA

The Wind Turbine Technology program provides entry level training for wind energy and wind turbine generator technicians with emphasis on the emerging wind energy industry. The two-year technical training focuses on safety, power generation, distribution, electrical theory and control mechanisms, mechanical systems, along with crane rigging, bolt torque, and general education components.

Wind Turbine Technicians play a key role in ensuring quality, safety and service involving the operation and maintenance of wind turbine units, performing mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, as well as repair and preventative maintenance. Work may include basic circuits, electrical motors and their controls, electronic controls, programmable logic controllers and variable frequency drives. Wind Turbine Technicians install and maintain, repair and replace malfunctioning parts and equipment, transmissions and drives, programmable logic controllers, motors, and breakers.