Wind Power Technology

Wind power technology is a newly-developed associate degree level program at NMCC to prepare technicians wishing to enter into this rapidly emerging industry. The program offers broad fundamental training in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical aspects of the wind power industry, with a focus on wind turbine maintenance and electrical power production.

The first and second semesters of the program offer electrical and electronics basics, industrial electronics, fundamentals of digital systems, industrial safety, electrical mathematics, introduction to wind power systems, along with general education core courses. The third and fourth semesters provide training on wind power mechanical systems, turbine control systems including networking and PLCs, hydraulic systems, electrical power distribution systems, wind turbine management, and the National Electrical Code.

Graduates of the program will find employment opportunities with wind farm operators, turbine manufacturers, and contractors providing maintenance and turbine support. Graduates of the program will be suited to enter the workforce locally, or to enter the global energy industry.