Wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources, and P.E.I. is a world leader in harnessing wind power.
The Wind Turbine Technician program prepares you for the cross-discipline demands of the industry while providing the opportunity to explore the potential of this career. Courses in math and physics reinforce your understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems on the turbine and hydraulic systems you will maintain.
Extensive safety training and rescue drills ensure you understand and respect the strict protocols of the industry. You’ll gain significant experience during your on the job training servicing >100kw turbines locally and at utility wind farms throughout the Maritimes.
You’ll also get experience training at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada and multiple wind farms that are located near the campus.
By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your apprenticeship in a number of wind-energy related positions, and will be well on your way to your Red Seal certification.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential:||Certificate, Wind Turbine Technician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
- Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Class 5 Driver’s license
- Driver’s Abstract
- Completion of a Holland College Medical Form
- Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program which you are applying
Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 physics. You must be in excellent physical condition as determined by a thorough medical examination, and be able to participate in strenuous physical activity on elevated work platforms in adverse weather conditions
*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Maintenance technician
- Wind turbine constructor
- Wind turbine manufacturer
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Wind Turbine Technician program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448