Wind Energy Technology

Program Number: 10-482-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, shared with Lakeshore Technical College
This program is eligible for financial aid

Experience high-level wind turbine training to prepare for a career in the renewable energy sector through the two-year Wind Energy Technology program at Moraine Park.

About the Program

As the wind energy industry continues to grow, employers are seeking skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in local wind farm settings. Moraine Park’s Wind Energy Technology program trains students in the latest trends and practices needed to become a successful wind turbine technician.

The Wind Energy Technology program is offered through Lakeshore Technical College (LTC), and students can also complete general studies courses and a number of core program courses at the Moraine Park campus. Wind Energy Technology program courses are held at LTC. For more information, please visit the  Lakeshore Technical College Wind Energy Technology page. 

What You'll Learn

Through interactive classes led by highly skilled wind professionals, students learn how to install, test, service, and repair wind turbine components and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems Students also learn how to apply safety practices required on the job and teach safe wind turbine climbing skills.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Install, inspect, test, service, and repair wind turbine components.
  • Wear proper Personal Protection Equipment, identify hazards, mitigate said hazards, and safely climb towers.
  • Cognitively think and use deductive reasoning as well as manufacturer information while troubleshooting or maintaining a wind turbine.
  • Clearly and responsibly communicate appropriate information with stakeholders under minimal supervision.
  • Practice the basics of self-evaluation and rescue.
Career Opportunities
  • Installation Technician
  • Operation and Maintenance Technician
  • Wind Farm Maintenance Manager
  • Wind Turbine Technician/Mechanic/Tower Climber
Admission Process

The admission process for a shared program should be completed at the host college granting the degree. Please submit the following to Lakeshore Technical College:

College admission application

$30 one-time fee

High school and other official college transcripts

College assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). Note the ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.

Meet with a representative at the host college to review course sequencing.

Check with the host college if any additional steps are required.

 


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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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