Wind Technician

Reach New Heights in the Wind Energy Industry

Demand for skilled Wind Energy Technicians is growing due to the wind energy industry being one the fastest growing segments of energy production. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Wind Turbine Technician as one of the fastest growing careers. Other potential wind energy careers include Operations and Maintenance Technician, Installation Technician, and Tower Torque Mechanic. Technicians can travel extensively with the construction of new wind farms and repairing of wind turbines around the world, or find employment on a wind farm location. NOTE:  Upon completion of this technical diploma, students are encouraged to continue their coursework to achieve an associate degree in Wind Energy Technology (only 12 additional credits).

Career Area
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 3 Terms 
  • 48 Credits
  • Pending Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August

Career Outlook

Wind Technician

Median Income: $55,938.00*


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Inspect, diagnose, adjust, or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions.


Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from LTC District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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LTC shares the Wind programming with other technical colleges.  Students from NWTC, FVTC, and MPTC are able to complete their non-wind courses at their home college and attend their wind instruction at the LTC campus.  Speak with your LTC advisor to learn about the course plan/crosswalk between LTC’s wind curriculum courses and your college’s courses.