Become a Wind Energy Technician 

Develop your technical abilities and skills as a wind energy technician with Tarkio College’s Wind Energy program. 

Wind techs are in high demand, both here in northwest Missouri and across the nation. In fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing occupations in America. Enel Green Power created 19 new full-time jobs here in Tarkio when our Rock Creek wind farm began operation in 2017. Even more opportunities will open up as our company builds new projects across the nation, including the White Cloud wind project under construction in Nodaway County. As a Tarkio native, I’m excited that Tarkio College is connecting students in our region to careers in the fast-growing wind industry.

– Corey Martin, Wind Site Supervisor, Operations & Maintenance
ENEL GREEN POWER

WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA

Credits for Completion: 40

The Wind Energy Technology diploma provides students with a basic understanding of wind energy technology.  The program is designed to train students in safety, electricity, wind energy, hydraulics and generators.  It will prepare participants for an entry-level position in the industry.

To obtain the Diploma in Wind Energy Technology, students must complete the Basic Wind Energy Technology Certificate (16 credits) and the Advanced Wind Energy Technology Certificate (15 credits).  In addition to completing the two certificates in Wind Energy Technology, students are required to take Communications, English, and Applied Physics.  Communication (Comm 101), English (ENG 103), and Applied Physics (PHY 103) are offered during the summer term, which is 8 weeks.  Students learn and apply Math in the courses. 

Students may take any individual course without being in the Wind Energy Program as long as they meet the course prerequisites, have the instructor’s permission, and space is available in the class.

 

WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA

Credits for Completion: 40
TOTAL COST $8310

Students are required to have 40 credits to receive the Wind Energy Technology Diploma.

BASIC WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

Credits for Completion: 16
TOTAL COST $3440                                        

The Basic Wind Energy Technology Certificate provides students with an understanding of basic wind energy design and concepts and knowledge of systems and safety.  Students also gain a foundation in wind energy history and future developments.  The certificate can be completed in one semester.

ADVANCED WIND ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE

Credits for Completion: 15
TOTAL COST $3230