The wind energy industry is the fastest growing segment of renewable energy production. The U.S. and Canadian wind industry is experiencing annual growth of 25%. Employers seek skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in wind farms. There is also a demand for advanced technicians with U.S. and international wind turbine manufacturers; these include: installation technicians, quality control technicians, and warranty and commissioning technicians. Operation and maintenance positions generally remain with a given wind farm location; other technicians travel extensively with the construction of new wind farms and repair/retrofitting of wind turbines around the world.
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Due to the rigorous and highly supervised nature of this hands-on training, Wind Energy courses are offered only during the day, Monday through Friday.
Summer Wind Program: Students earning an electro-based or similar energy-based degree from another college are invited to earn the Wind Energy Technology degree by attending courses in a two-summer condensed schedule--in addition to taking other program courses at their local college. The prerequisite prior to the first summer is "Introduction to Wind Systems," which is offered via ITV technology to partnering schools and in person at LTC-Cleveland. This prerequisite is available on Friday afternoons during the fall semester and is available Wednesday evenings in the spring semester starting mid-February.
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