February 13, 2024

Wind Energy certification course offered at Cowley College

Wind Energy field

Cowley College is launching a short-term certificate program starting in March to provide students with the knowledge and basic skills required to begin a career in the Wind Energy Industry. Since 2019, wind energy has served as the largest source of electricity generation in Kansas and accounts for 47 percent of the state's net generation. It also has the third-largest share of electricity generation in the United States.

Cowley College’s Wind Energy Technology program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair wind energy systems. The program will consist of a comprehensive curriculum that covers topics such as wind turbine technology, electrical and mechanical systems, safety protocols, and troubleshooting procedures. Graduates of the program will be prepared to enter the growing field of wind energy as technicians, with opportunities for career advancement and growth.

James Wood, the Wind Energy Technology instructor, brings 13 years of professional experience to the new program, having served in multiple positions from entry level to management. 

“I am excited to get to work with future wind technicians to prepare them for the positions they seek in the Wind Industry,” Wood said, “I know what it takes and the expectations to be a successful employee in this field.”

Wind Energy courses are scheduled to begin on March 18th and to be completed by the end of May. A summer session is also available and will run from June through August.

For more information on the Wind Energy Technology program, contact James Wood at 620-441-6564 or at james.wood@cowley.edu.

Wind Energy Technology program page

Rama Peroo | Director of Institutional Communication
Cowley College
125 S. 2nd Street
Arkansas City, KS 67005