Wind Energy Technology

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The Wind Energy Technology program at Cowley College prepares students with the knowledge and skills to assemble, install, operate, maintain, and repair wind energy systems. The program has a comprehensive curriculum covering topics in 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.
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What you will learn

  • You will gain a basic understanding of the fundamental science behind harnessing useable energy from the wind.
  • You will gain an awareness of the systems and hazards encountered when working on wind energy hydraulic, mechanical, electrical and installation systems. You will also study how to control and mitigate these hazards, preparing you to work in the wind power industry.
  • You will be prepared to perform entry-type injured person rescue operations in a wind turbine generator, using industry standard rescue equipment, rescue methods and techniques.
  • You will be prepared to identify and understand safety hazards in a business or industrial setting.
  • You will be introduced to pressurized hydraulic components in power delivery and positioning systems.
  • You will learn and apply the fundamentals of electricity in motor phasing, conductor sizing, wiring, single & three-phase power, conduit bending, and the use of ladder diagrams and test equipment to meet acceptable codes and basic electrical standards used in various scenarios and industry types.
  • You will program a PLC interfacing it with three or more components in a system. You will troubleshoot an automated system locating faults in programming and programming errors.

What you will take

  • Introduction to Wind Energy
  • Principles of Electricity
  • Field Safety & Experience
  • Fluid Power
  • Wind Energy Technical Systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • OSHA 10

Program Details for Certificate A

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Wind Energy Tech students testing a 3-phase motor

cowley college students testing a 3-phase motor
cowley students testing a 3-phase motor
wind energy students testing a 3-phase motor

Wind Energy Climb Training

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wind energy student in the middle of a climb test
wind energy student a the top of a climb test

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Wind Energy Technology Instructor

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