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Program Name:
Wind Energy Technology

Program Number:
10-482-1

Length of Study:
2 years

Type of Degree/Diploma:
Associate Degree

Offered At These Colleges:
Fox Valley
Lakeshore
Moraine Park
Northeast Wisconsin

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Program Overview:
The wind energy industry is the fastest growing segment of renewable energy production. U.S. and Candian commercial wind farms are experiencing annual growth of 25 percent. Employers seek skilled technicians for operation and maintenance activities in local wind farm settings. There is also intense demand for upper-level technicians within U.S. and international wind turbine manufacturers, including installation technicians, quality control technicians and warranty and commissioning technicians. Operation and maintenance positions remain with a given wind farm location; other technicians travel extensively with the development of new wind farms and repair/retrofitting of wind farms around the world.

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation:
$41,005

Some Occupations Related to This Career:
Wind Turbine Technician
Installation Technician
Wind Farm Maintenance Manager
Wind Turbine Mechanic
Operational and Maintenance Tech

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