I enjoyed how I was able to complete the courses at a pace that I was comfortable with. I was also EXTREMELY pleased with the way I was able to accommodate this program with my busy schedule. I believe this was a satisfactory way of accomplishing a task at hand.
Course Code: GES718
Begin the course by learning about the history of the wind energy industry, including testing your knowledge of turbine components and aerodynamics.
Understand how to use CRM and Six Sigma when working within the industry. Learn about root cause analysis, and SWOT.
Learn how to effectively use inventory and supply chains, lease agreements, HR and company policies, and more.
Receive an introduction to basic electrical theory by learning about the principles of magnetism, circuits, mathematics, and properly using electrical measuring instruments.
Understand the safety and principles of hydraulics, along with the symbols and codes needed to correctly perform jobs within the industry.
Complete the course by leaning about the various tools and components of hydraulics and pneumatics. This includes items such as pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, and actuators.
James Beall is an instructor for the Wind Energy/ Electromechanical Technician technology programs at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). James teaches Introduction to Wind Energy, Wind Safety, Basic Fluid Power, D.C. Circuits, Electromechanical Principals of a Wind Turbine, Wind Power Delivery, and Electromechanical Systems. James received an Associate’s Degree from TSTC in the wind energy program where he graduated with honors. James is also certified in the following: Hytorc trainer, Dewind Level 4 Technician, Siemens Level 4 Technician, CICB Certified Crane and Rigging, and Signal Person Trainer.
This program is for you if you're seeking an entry-level technician position in the wind energy industry. There are no prerequisites for this program.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. To take this program, youll need an Internet connection (high-speed is preferred). Your computer should run on a Windows or Mac operating system. All materials are available online.
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All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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