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Wind Energy Professional

In this program, you’ll learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and characteristics of energy sources. This program covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

6 Months / 240 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Wind Energy Professional

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Wind Energy Professional Details + Objective

Course Code: GES718

You Will Learn
  • Describe the evolution of wind turbine technology
  • Discuss air flow characteristics and blade efficiencies
  • Assess human resources and business planning policies, procedures, and processes
  • Explain contract management, fulfillment, and liability to the landowner and manufacturer
  • Discuss wind business policies and procedures
  • Explain atomic structure and basic values such as voltage, current, resistance, and power
  • Summarize the principles of magnetism
  • Utilize electrical measuring instruments
  • Display competence in principles and operation of basic hydraulic systems
  • Interpret schematics and troubleshoot both open- and closed-center hydraulic systems
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 240 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Jump-start your career as a wind energy professional
  • Help the nation work toward using more clean, renewable, domestic energy
  • Learn the technical and communication skills needed to be successful in the industry
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by receiving additional training in the field

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Wind Energy Professional Outline
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Wind Energy Principles

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.

Basic Electrical Theory

Receive an introduction to basic electrical theory by learning about the principles of magnetism, circuits, mathematics, and properly using electrical measuring instruments.

Introduction to Hydraulics

Understand the safety and principles of hydraulics, along with the symbols and codes needed to correctly perform jobs within the industry.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

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.

Program Details
  1. Wind Energy Principles
    1. Wind History
    2. Wind History Knowledge Check
    3. Wind Turbine Components
    4. Wind Turbine Components Knowledge Check
    5. Aerodynamics
    6. Aerodynamics Knowledge Check
    7. Meteorological Factors Knowledge Check
    8. Wind Farms
    9. Wind Farms Knowledge Check
    10. CRM
    11. CRM
    12. Six Sigma
    13. Six Sigma Knowledge Check
    14. Root Cause Analysis
    15. Root Cause Analysis Knowledge Check
    16. SWOT
    17. SWOT Knowledge Check
    18. Inventory Chain
    19. Inventory Chain Knowledge Check
    20. Supply Chain Management
    21. Supply Chain Management Knowledge Check
    22. Lease Agreements
    23. Lease Agreements Knowledge Check
    24. HR and Company Policies
    25. HR and Company Policies Knowledge Check
  2. Basic Electrical Theory
    1. Program Introduction
    2. Fundamentals of Electricity
    3. Principles of Magnetism
    4. Circuits
    5. The Mathematics of Electricity
    6. Using Electrical Measuring Instruments
    7. Inductance and Capacitance
  3. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
    1. Welcome
    2. Safety
    3. The Principles of Hydraulics
    4. Symbology
    5. Components: Intro
    6. Components: Pumps
    7. Components: Flow Control Valves
    8. Components: Solenoid Two-way Valves
    9. Components: Spool and Directional Valves
    10. Components: Logic Valves
    11. Components: Pressure Control Valves
    12. Components: Pressure Relief Valves
    13. Components: Pressure-reducing Valves
    14. Components: Cylinders
    15. Components: Motors
    16. Components: Actuators
    17. Storage
    18. Hydraulic Plumbing
    19. Fluids (Petroleum-based)
    20. Miscellaneous Components
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Wind Energy Professional Instructors
James Beall

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.

Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites for this program.


Hardware Requirements: PC or Mac

Software Requirements: Windows XP and later operating systems and the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers. (Although Firefox or Chrome is preferred)

Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional material requirements: The instructional materials required for this program are included in enrollment.

Wind Energy Professional Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, since ed2go programs are online, you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start and finish at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six (6) months to complete this program.
Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.

Can I get financial assistance?

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. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired 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.
Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us via LIVE CHAT or by calling us at (855) 520-6806. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the Contact Us form.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of course hours. If after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete your program on time, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

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