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More emphasis is being placed on generating energy with cost-efficient, environmentally friendly sources. One of those renewable energy sources is wind, which is an industry in need of technicians to install turbines and keep them running.
In order to be eligible to apply for the Wind Technician training program, students need to supply one of the following:
For more information, head here. Talk with an Admissions Representative for more information on all Wind Technician program requirements.
Courses in our Wind Technician training program include relevant, real-world training with a curriculum developed hand-in-hand with employers.1 Some of the courses that students will take, along with their
descriptions, are listed below (course titles and descriptions are subject to change).
This course reviews the history of the power technology industry through present day and the common terminology and definitions used in the industry. This introductory class will alert students to the many hazards encountered in the production and use
of high- and low-voltage electrical equipment. Other topics explored in this class will be related to:
In this course, students will learn direct current (DC) electrical theory and applications. This course is designed to teach students electrical circuit schematics and diagrams including charging and storage functions. Students will:
In this course, students will learn about renewable energy systems. The course will provide students with knowledge of renewable energy sources and how they function in the energy industry. Students will:
Inspection, mechanical purpose, maintenance procedures, and operational fundamentals of fluids, instrumentation, electrical and other components of a wind turbine will be taught through classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics include:
In this course, students will learn operations and design of wind turbines in the energy technology and power generation industries. With the use of the correct equipment manuals and electrical schematics, students will properly disassemble, test and/or
inspect and reassemble wind turbine components and systems crucial to systems operation. They will also be taught:
In this class, students will learn the hazards involved in working at heights. Students will learn the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety standards and regulations relating to safety protocols, accurate climbing and rescue operations.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of:
Students in this program learn the skills they need to feel confident pursuing entry-level positions in the wind industry. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level technicians or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able
to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles could include:77
For more information on career paths and outlooks in the wind industry, head here.
UTI and its family of schools, including MIAT, follow a blended learning format, with in-person, hands-on lab work led by instructors experienced in the industry as well as an online curriculum within the classroom.18
Yes. In order to apply, students must show completion of one of the following: a high school diploma, a GED or state-equivalent test, an associate’s degree or proof of attending a qualified post-secondary institution or a homeschooling certificate from a qualified program.
Certification requirements vary by employer. For example, some employers might want to see certification under the Global Wind Organization (GWO), OSHA or NFPA 70E. Our program is designed to mirror what the industry requires and give the skills today’s employers are looking for.
Being a wind turbine technician is a lot of hands-on work, but can be an exciting career because of its opportunity for travel, problem solving and adventure, as you are often suspended hundreds of feet in the air in order to perform your tasks! In less than a year, you could be prepared to pursue an entry-level career in the wind industry.
In less than a year, you could be prepared to pursue a career in the wind power industry. Come enjoy training that’s hands-on, developed with employers and has experienced instructors ready to support you and provide insight. Apply today!
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1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
77) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI and MIAT prepare graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
Universal Technical Institute of Illinois, Inc. is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.