Wind Turbine Maintenance
Students of the Wind Turbine Maintenance program explore the theory supporting wind turbines and the practical maintenance procedures required to maintain turbine output, with safe work practices emphasized throughout. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to enter the field as Wind Turbine Technicians, or to progress to higher levels of certification in the industry.
Wind Turbine Maintenance Technicians can find employment in wind turbine maintenance, wind farm construction, turbine manufacturing, or blade inspection and repair. They can also specialize in inspecting or repairing wind turbine electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
The following education is required: Grade 11 completion, including English 11, Math 11, and Physics 11.
This is a specialized program offered at Northern Lights College.
The program starts with Electrician Foundation training courses and proceeds to the Wind Turbine specific job site safety training before continuing with Electrician Level 1 training. Students then go on a 6 week practicum through the summer months and return in fall for Millwright Foundation training and a final two-week practicum with the same host as the past summer.