The Online Wind Turbine Technician Certificate program is a modern and convenient way to obtain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed within the alternative energy industry. Our online certificate program provides you with a comprehensive education of wind turbines, general electronics, hydraulics, and safety. Our engaging online classes are designed to prepare you with the knowledge you need to thrive in a career with wind energy.
Pinnacle Career Institute’s online wind turbine technician program offers a blend of education, safety, and career training to help you prepare for long-term success in the field. Upon acceptance to the wind turbine program, students can anticipate learning about the following throughout the duration of the course:
Our Wind Turbine Technician program concludes with an exciting 10-day boot camp held in Kansas City, Missouri. Hands-on training in conjunction with your classwork experience allows you to build new skills and gain confidence in your new career. During boot camp, you will learn and practice wind safety, learn basic electronics, and complete your OSHA 30 and First Aid/CPR Certifications.
The highlight of our dynamic online wind turbine technician program is an exciting 10-day boot camp. Although the majority of your training for your wind turbine technician program is online, this hands-on training in conjunction with your classwork experience will help you build new skills and gain confidence in your new career. This 10-day boot camp is held in Kansas City, Missouri. All costs associated with this portion of the course are factored into the cost of the course.
During boot camp, you will learn and practice wind safety, study basic electronics, and complete your OSHA 30 and First Aid/CPR Certifications.
If you want to take your career as a wind turbine technician to even greater heights, PCI offers a Wind Energy Technology Associate of Occupational Studies degree program as well. PCI’s associate degree program builds on the knowledge obtained during the certificate program and will prepare you for even more opportunities in the wind field industry.
The wind turbine technician course at Pinnacle Career Institute is a 40-week program. The duration is calculated assuming a student is enrolled full time and has satisfactory academic progress throughout the program.
This program is primarily online but does require a residential component in Kansas City, Missouri. The in-person portion of this program will last for 10 consecutive days. The cost of the 10-day stay in Kansas City is factored into the cost of the program, so there is no additional cost that students will be expected to pay to complete the course.
After completion of the wind turbine technician program at PCI, there are various opportunities that individuals can take to start their career in the wind field industry. As with any career, positions will vary from company to company. In the same way, salaries and benefits will also vary depending on the state and the company.
To get the most up-to-date information regarding the salary for certain positions in various states is to check the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment, and Wage Statistics regarding wind turbine technician positions. Visit their website for more information on the HVAC industry.
There are various employers that take on graduates of the PCI wind turbine technician program. If you’re ready to jump right into the next chapter of your career, the following are companies that have been known to hire on PCI graduates.
The online wind turbine technician course at PCI will provide you with a thorough understanding of what this job entails, but it’s always good to have a general idea of what to expect in a career choice before you commit to it. Below is a breakdown of what the average job description of a wind turbine technician looks like as well as the tasks that are expected during the program and the skills that are beneficial to have when in that position.
Wind technicians are involved in various parts of wind turbines and wind energy. From building new wind turbines to helping transport them, wind turbine technicians are expected to have a thorough understanding and overall knowledge of how wind turbines work. This knowledge is used in the construction and transportation aspects of the job, but it’s primarily used in routine maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of the wind turbines. In order to complete these jobs, wind turbine technicians must know how to utilize the equipment and inspect the wind tower to determine the issue at hand.
A day in the life of a wind turbine technician is going to, most often, include climbing a tower for inspection, repairs, or maintenance. That being said, a fear of heights is not a great pairing for this career path.
Routine work on wind turbines can come in the form of replacing pieces of the turbine to improve functionality, cleaning and lubricating shafts, bearings, gears, and other components of the wind turbine and using instruments that help detect any errors that the wind turbine is having.
If you’re looking for a position that allows the opportunity to grow, a wind turbine technician is a fantastic option. There are various roles that additional education, training, and overall experience can open up.
One of the most notable opportunities to grow is the role of Wind Site Manger. In this role, individuals oversee the various operations of a particular wind farm. This entails staying on top of all of the troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs that need to be completed as well as managing the safety of the team of wind turbine technicians that are working at the farm. With some additional training and experience, successful wind turbine technicians have a real opportunity to shine in this role.
A job as a tank compliance technician may not appear to be directly related to the wind energy industry, but the reality is that there are several ways that these career paths are similar. In this role, individuals are responsible for ensuring that all tanks are compliant. This career path is also very dedicated to the well-being of our planet and utilizes many of the same skills. If you discover that you’re not a fan of heights, diving into a career as a tank compliance technician is another opportunity.
Pinnacle Career Institute takes great pride in the wind turbine technician program that we offer. Now that you have a better idea of what the wind turbine technician program at PCI entails and what the job opportunities available are, it’s time to invest in your future. Apply to the wind turbine technician program today. In the case you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our team and we would be happy to help.