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Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician

Wind Turbine Maintenance TechnicianProgram Description

Students explore the theory supporting wind turbines and the practical maintenance procedures required to maintain turbine output. 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.

Upon successful completion of the Electrical portion of the program, students will write the provincial Electrical Level 1 Apprenticeship exam. Graduates also are eligible to write the BZEE Certification Examination to start the process of obtaining international certification.

Career Prospects

Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician. Demand is strong not only in North America, but in Europe as well.

Details

Location: Dawson Creek Campus

Length: 40 weeks

Start: September

Fees: Current Fee Schedule

Admission Prerequisites

Applicants will fit one of three specific groups:
1) High school dual credit students:
Grade 11 level completion that includes:
Grade 11 English, or Career and College Preparation English 040 Advanced English, with "C+" or higher
Grade 11 Math (Pre-Calculus 11), or Career and College Preparation Math 040 Advanced Algebraic Mathematics, with "C+" or higher
Grade 11 Physics (or equivalent), with "C+" or higher
2) Adults – Submission of a high school transcript indicating:
Grade 11 level completion that includes:
Grade 11 English, or Career and College Preparation English 040 Advanced English, with "C+" or higher
Grade 11 Math (Applications, Principles or Pre-Calculus 11), or Career and College Preparation Math 040 Advanced Algebraic Mathematics, with "C+" or higher
Grade 11 Physics (or equivalent), with "C+" or higher
3) Adults or high school dual credit students – Completion of Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT):
An applicant who does not have the above academic background is required to write a CAAT in Reading Comprehension, Number Operations, Problem Solving, and Mechanical Reasoning; and an Electrical Math Assessment A minimum Grade Equivalent (GE) score of 12.0 or higher is required for Reading Comprehension; 12.0 or higher is required for Number Operations and Problem Solving; an above average score (51/70; 6th Stanine) required for Mechanical Reasoning; and a score of 70% or higher in the Electrical Math Assessment. Based on the results of the assessment(s), applicants may be required to participate in an assessment interview to determine admissibility. Interview may be conducted via teleconference if necessary.

Important Notes

  1. The program is eligible for Canada Student Loans. Visit StudentAid BC to apply for financial assistance online.
  2. Safety equipment (CSA approved steel toe boots and glasses) must be provided by the student.
  3. Program graduates are responsible for paying to write the BZEE Certification Examination. Cost is approximately €250 (250 EUROs), subject to change without notice.
  4. The program is affiliated with the following:  Lethbridge College, Vestas America, BZEE International, and the Industry Training Authority.
  5. The information on this program page is a summary of the official Program Completion Guide approved by NLC’s Education Council. Download a PDF of the Program Guide

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Associate Dean: Robert McAleney

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