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Wind Turbine Technology

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Program Outcomes

At the completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate OSHA-required safety while ascending and descending a 300’ wind turbine.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanical, electrical, and control systems and sub-systems common to modern wind turbines.
  • Demonstrate basic troubleshooting and problem-solving skills required to maintain a wind turbine.
  • Troubleshoot complicated electrical problems on variable pitch systems.
  • Demonstrate tower rescue
  • Demonstrate basic electrical concepts required to maintain a wind turbine.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use handheld test equipment to troubleshoot electrical circuits.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) procedures for wind turbine and other equipment maintenance.
  • Perform mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical component maintenance, repair, and replacement of parts to correct malfunctions.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain control and PLC systems.

Check out the 2018-19 Annual Program Assessment Review for information on how this program assures that its students are attaining learning outcomes.

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