Wind Turbine Technician Program

Wind energy is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. Wind energy currently supplies 10% of all the electricity produced in the U.S. Global installed wind generation capacity, both onshore and offshore, has increased by a factor of 100 in the past two decades, jumping from 8.2 gigawatts (GW) in 2002 to 850 GW in 2023. To further expand wind energy’s capabilities and benefits to society, researchers are working to address technical and socio-economic challenges in support of a decarbonized electricity future

Wind Turbine Course Online

Wind Turbine (WT) Technician online Certificate program is intended to address a global need for people who are skilled in servicing, diagnosing, repairing and installing wind turbines and related equipment.

The program is delivered in an asynchronous “on demand” online format, which allows the student to start and finish modules entirely at their own pace. This format is based on GBC’s other award-winning online technical training programs such as electronics, robotics and industrial automation. The average completion time is 32 weeks, but there are no pre-set, scheduled completion times, which allow the student to complete the course material at a rate that they are comfortable with. 

One of the main features of the program is the integration of theory with laboratory experiments and projects. The Wind Turbine program consists of 14 modules of interactive curriculum using text, video, 2D and 3D animations, photos, audio clips and state-of-the-art interactive electrical/electronic/PLC simulations. Students who enroll in the program receive a licensed copy of CircuitLogix, which includes both 2D- and 3D-simulation, and PLCLogix 5000. The average completion time of the fourteen training modules is thirty-two weeks of part-time study.

Learn more about the wind turbine course module details.