The Herzing University Wind Energy Technology programs have been developed to prepare students with the scientific and mechanical knowledge required to troubleshoot and repair these impressive machines. Textbook learning is combined with a hands-on boot camp and safety certifications so students can immediately qualify to work in this exciting field upon graduation.
To thoroughly understand the nacelle inside and out, students spend two weeks at the Suzlon Training Center in Elgin, Illinois, learning from Suzlon instructors. Award-winning Suzlon is one of the top-respected turbine manufacturers and service providers in the world, with more than 1,380 turbines in North America.
Home to the continent’s first fully-operational indoor nacelle mounted on a seven-foot tower, students practice climbing, nacelle maintenance, electricity safety, and rescue safety, including life-like rescue drills with participation from real first responders.
|Diploma in Wind Energy Technology||38 credits||12|
|Associate of Science in Wind Energy Technology||62 credits||20|
This program provides graduates the strong foundation needed for entry into an exciting, dynamic career as a wind energy technician. The program covers industrial safety, applied wind energy physics, energy production from wind, and wind energy maintenance. The program also covers DC and AC electricity, motors and generators, fluid power, programmable logic controllers, and basic mechanics.
After their book study is complete, students will spend two weeks at a Suzlon training facility to gain hands-on experience working on life-size commercial wind turbine nacelles (travel and lodging are included in tuition). Download Program Course Sheet 
In addition to the above, the associate degree adds the general education courses required for an associate level degree to prepare students for even greater career opportunities. Download Program Course Sheet 
Learn more about this growing career field by speaking with one of our Admissions Advisors . We are happy to provide you with further information about career opportunities and the Herzing University Wind Energy Technology programs so you can determine which one is right for you.
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