Wind Energy Professional

Wind Energy Professional

Wind energy companies are growing exponentially to meet America's demand for clean, renewable, domestic energy.

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Wind Energy Professional

Wind energy companies are growing exponentially to meet America’s demand for clean, renewable, domestic energy. This entry-level Wind Energy Professional Online Training Program prepares you for a career in the wind energy industry. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers

Internships:

No

Certification:

No

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of wind turbine technology
  • Discuss air flow characteristics and blade efficiencies
  • Assess human resources and business planning policies, procedures, and processes
  • Explain contract management, fulfillment, and liability to the landowner and manufacturer
  • Discuss wind business policies and procedures
  • Explain atomic structure and basic values such as voltage, current, resistance, and power
  • Summarize the principles of magnetism
  • Utilize electrical measuring instruments
  • Display competence in principles and operation of basic hydraulic systems
  • Interpret schematics and troubleshoot both open- and closed-center hydraulic systems

Program Outline:

Wind Energy Principles

  • Wind History
  • Wind History Knowledge Check
  • Wind Turbine Components
  • Wind Turbine Components Knowledge Check
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerodynamics Knowledge Check
  • Meteorological Factors Knowledge Check
  • Wind Farms
  • Wind Farms Knowledge Check
  • CRM
  • CRM
  • Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Knowledge Check
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis Knowledge Check
  • SWOT
  • SWOT Knowledge Check
  • Inventory Chain
  • Inventory Chain Knowledge Check
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Management Knowledge Check
  • Lease Agreements
  • Lease Agreements Knowledge Check
  • HR and Company Policies
  • HR and Company Policies Knowledge Check

Basic Electrical Theory

  • Program Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Principles of Magnetism
  • Circuits
  • The Mathematics of Electricity
  • Using Electrical Measuring Instruments
  • Inductance and Capacitance

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

  • Welcome
  • Safety
  • The Principles of Hydraulics
  • Symbology
  • Components: Intro
  • Components: Pumps
  • Components: Flow Control Valves
  • Components: Solenoid Two-way Valves
  • Components: Spool and Directional Valves
  • Components: Logic Valves
  • Components: Pressure Control Valves
  • Components: Pressure Relief Valves
  • Components: Pressure-reducing Valves
  • Components: Cylinders
  • Components: Motors
  • Components: Actuators
  • Storage
  • Hydraulic Plumbing
  • Fluids (Petroleum-based)
  • Miscellaneous Components

Program Course List

Confined Space Entry – (01 Hour)

In this course employees will learn about the OSHA standards that apply to permit and non-permit confined spaces.
Upon completion of this course, employees will have an understanding of the OSHA requirements to classify and enter a confined space. They will be able to recognize the dangers and hazards associated with confined spaces, the entry requirements of permit and non-permit confined spaces, and the roles and training required for workers.

Program Classroom Link: http://careertraining.ed2go.com/360training.
Program Classroom Link: https://lms.360training.com/lms/login.do

COURSE MATERIAL

All materials are available online

REGISTRATION CRITERIA

This program is for you if you’re seeking an entry-level technician position in the wind energy industry. There are no prerequisites for this program however students need to possess proficiency in English Language (Reading and Writing) as all of our programs are administered in English. This enables students to communicate effectively throughout the program.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download).

BLS

2015 Median Pay Number of Jobs, 2014 Job Outlook, 2014-24 Employment Change, 2014-24
$51,050 per year
$24.55 per hour
4,400 108% (Much faster than average) 4,800

James Beall is an instructor for the Wind Energy/ Electromechanical Technician technology programs at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). James teaches Introduction to Wind Energy, Wind Safety, Basic Fluid Power, D.C. Circuits, Electromechanical Principals of a Wind Turbine, Wind Power Delivery, and Electromechanical Systems. James received an Associate’s Degree from TSTC in the wind energy program where he graduated with honors.

James is also certified in the following: Hytorc trainer, Dewind Level 4 Technician, Siemens Level 4 Technician, CICB Certified Crane and Rigging, and Signal Person Trainer.

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Wind Energy Professional

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