At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate OSHA-required safety while ascending and descending a 60’ lattice tower.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and control systems and sub-systems common to modern wind turbines.
3. Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills required to maintain a wind turbine.
4. Demonstrate and understand basic rigging required to maintain a wind turbine.
5. Identify major components associated with a modern wind turbine.
6. Demonstrate the concept of tower rescue.
7. Complete OSHA 10-hour training.
8. Obtain First Aid / CPR certification.
9. Demonstrate the operational concepts required to maintain and commission a wind turbine.
10. Demonstrate the basic mechanical concepts required to maintain a wind turbine.
11. Demonstrate the basic electrical concepts required to maintain and commission a wind turbine.
12. Demonstrate the general work skills required to enter the wind energy workforce.
13. Apply safety skills required to work in the wind industry.
14. Apply an understanding of the hydraulic concepts used in a wind turbine.
15. Exhibit an understanding of the basic power electronic concepts used in modern wind turbines.
16. Develop a mentality of safety awareness required by the wind industry.
17. Apply economic concepts used in wind energy project development.
18. Demonstrate an awareness of medium voltage safety practices and elementary maintenance practices.
19. Apply intermediate mechanical concepts required to maintain a wind turbine.
20. Apply intermediate electrical concepts required to maintain and commission a wind turbine.
21. Apply intermediate power electronic concepts used in modern wind turbines
Check out the 2013-14 Annual Program Assessment Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.