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 ElectroMechanical or similar energy-based degree from another college or LTC are invited to also earn the Wind Energy Technology degree by attending wind technology courses in an intense, full-focus summer schedule. There are two prerequisites: 1) Complete a full year of ElectroMechanical or a similar program’s curriculum, and 2) Complete the Introduction to Wind Systems course, 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 on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the spring semester, April to May.
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