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Wind Turbine Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Do you like computers? Understand hydraulics, electricity, algebra and meteorology? Can you set aside any fear of heights? Become a wind turbine technician. You may operate and maintain wind turbines units, troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems. Get an associate's from Delta in wind turbine technology. 

Earning Potential

Interested in a career in wind turbine technology? Learn more about our region’s employment outlook and career opportunities you can pursue in this field of study.

Inspect, diagnose, adjust or repair wind turbines. Perform maintenance on wind turbine equipment including resolving electrical, mechanical and hydraulic malfunctions.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Design underground or overhead wind farm collector systems and prepare and develop site specifications.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

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Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting and proposals. You also may have the opportunity to manage the construction of projects.

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are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities and planning.

median annual salary
annual job openings

are currently employed within Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.

This number is expected to over the next four years.

of current workers will reach retirement age within the next ten years.

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About Delta's Program

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    State-of-the-art technology

    At Delta, you will use our in-door climb safety and rescue facility to learn how to safely work at height going through rescue scenarios as well as climbing to 100 feet.

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This degree is designed to prepare you for entry level employment as a wind turbine technician. 

In this program, you gain skills/knowledge in the areas of:

  • Industrial electricity
  • Motors, motor controls and programmable logic controller programs
  • Individual and collective systems that comprise a wind turbine
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting
  • Machine repair
  • Climb safety

Why you should choose Delta

Convenience

Life is busy. But that shouldn't get in the way of your education. Delta offers classes at night, on weekends and online to make taking classes and getting that degree easier. Plus, Delta has learning centers so you can take classes even closer to home.  

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Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.

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Free tutoring

At the Teaching Learning Center, located in the Library, we offer tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and help with developing study and learning skills. Most tutoring is on a walk-in basis but we do have some online tutoring options.

Best of all, it's free for currently enrolled Delta students. Just another way we demonstrate our commitment to helping students succeed.

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Facts & Figures

Michigan

With the Michigan Transfer Agreement, 30 credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Michigan.

Associate’s salary

An associate’s degree earns you 35% more income on average.