MILWAUKEE, WI (February 24, 2014) – Have you ever driven past a field of windmills and wondered who maintains them and keeps them running? It could be you, with an associate degree or diploma in Wind Energy Technology, now available from Herzing University – Online.
“Wind energy is one of the most promising green energy sources and it is growing rapidly across the country,” said Nigel Longworth, campus president of Herzing University – Online. “Our new Wind Energy Technology program is well suited to people who enjoy solving logical systems challenges, and it will enable them to join a growing industry with a lot of career potential across many technical systems jobs.”
The United States has enough wind power capacity to power 15 million homes, and wind energy was the number one source of new energy generating capacity for the country for the year, according to a 2012 report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). There are more than 45,000 operating utility-scale wind turbines operating in the U.S. across 39 states and Puerto Rico, providing jobs for more than 80,000 people and growing.
The Herzing University Wind Energy Technology program covers industrial safety, applied and wind energy physics, energy production from wind and wind energy maintenance. It also covers DC and AC electricity, motors and generators, fluid power, programmable logic controllers and basic mechanics. In addition, students will earn certification in OSHA 10, basic safety and CPR, and a Suzlon Climbing Certificate.
Charles Clayton, Training Manager at Suzlon Wind Energy’s North American training facility agreed that interest in wind energy is on the rise. “Wind energy is just cresting on its potential,” he said. Herzing University is partnering with Suzlon, the 5th largest turbine manufacturer in world, to provide students with a hands-on training component. At the end of the Herzing University wind energy technology program, students will spend two weeks at Suzlon’s 12,000-square-foot training facility—the only facility in the Americas to offer a fully operational, working-height wind turbine dedicated exclusively for training.
The Herzing University diploma program in Wind Energy Technology can be completed in a year and the associate of science degree can be completed in 20 months. To learn more or register for classes, students are encouraged to contact admissions at 1-800-596-0724, or visit www.herzing.edu
About Herzing University – Online
Serving students online since 2003, Herzing University Online’s programs are specifically designed to prepare students for dynamic careers in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. Consistent with its “career-focused, convenient and caring” educational mission, students have the option to take courses toward their master’s, bachelor’s, or associate degree or diploma in the convenient online format. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2014. It also has been recognized as a member of the 2014 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools” for five consecutive years from 2010 – 2014. To learn more about Herzing University Online, go to www.herzing.edu/online.
About Herzing univeristy
Herzing University encompasses 11 campuses in eight states, a continuing education division, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees, diplomas and continuing education in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design and public safety. U.S. News & World Report ranked Herzing University as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” nationally for 2014. Herzing University has the distinction of being the only woman-owned accredited university in the United States and is WBE-certified by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). It also has been recognized as a member of the 2014 GI Jobs magazine list of “Military Friendly Schools.” The university provides education to approximately 6,000 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: www.herzing.edu.