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Career Area: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-482-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Technician climbing up a wind turbine

Wind Energy Technology Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Wind Turbine Technician
Installation Technician
Wind Farm Maintenance Manager
Wind Turbine Mechanic
Operational and Maintenance Tech

Average Median Wage

$51996

Wind Energy Technology Programs

The wind energy industry is the fastest growing segment of renewable energy production. U.S. and Canadian 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.

Shared programs give students to additional programs than they would have at their local college. Where programs are in high demand, two or more colleges may agree to share program components at the individual colleges. Therefore, students may be asked to attend certain classes at a college outside of their current district to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed.

Wind Energy Technology Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Fox Valley Wind Energy Technology at Fox Valley
Lakeshore Wind Energy Technology at Lakeshore
Moraine Park Wind Energy Technology at Moraine Park
Northeast Wind Energy Technology at Northeast