Degrees and Programs
Wind energy is a rapidly growing industry in Nebraska and throughout the nation.
The students in the wind energy program will learn the necessary safety skills and engage in higher skill levels needed to work in positions in the wind energy field. Students will develop their basic skills with courses in wind energy fundamentals, basic electricity, wind turbine systems, and continue with motor controls, mechanical systems, blue print reading, and fluid fundamentals. The second year, students will engage in wind electronics for control systems that interface with programmable controllers and SCADA systems. Students will understand rigging and climbing safety in and around a wind turbine. Wind turbine siting will be introduced for awareness of economic and development compliance. Successful graduates will be prepared for a position in the wind energy industry. (Enrollment into this program is limited and based on the date of application.)
Educated workers will find numerous opportunities in the wind energy industry right here in rural Nebraska, but demand is high throughout the state and nation.
Salaries range from $18 to $26 per hour depending on experience.