Start a Career as a Wind Power Technician*
*MIAT is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
Get the Skills to Be a Wind Power Technician
MIAT College of Technology’s Wind Power Technician Program can be completed in as few as seven months. You will be trained on industry safety procedures, tools of the trade, and turbine maintenance/repair. The Wind Power Technician training curriculum involves classroom lectures and hands-on learning.
- 7 month wind power technician program: Classes are interactive and led by dedicated instructors with years of experience working directly in the wind industry. You’ll get the one-on-one attention and personal support to pick up new skills quickly and the first-hand technical knowledge to feel confident entering the workforce.
Graduates will be trained to construct, maintain and repair wind turbines, blades and towers. Wind turbine technicians also maintain and regulate electricity flow on turbines, generators and compressors
You will receive certifications in the following:
- Lifting and Rigging
- Hydraulic Tightening and Tensioning
- OSHA NFPA 70E
- OSHA 10 Hour
- EEO Respect and Anti-Harassment
- Competent Climber
- Confined Space
- Lock-Out Tag-Out
Employers with recent graduate hires:
MIAT College of Technology is proud to work with major employers in the industry. Our employer partnerships provide recommendations to ensure MIAT graduates posses skills they need to be successful in their careers. In addition, the partnerships help to keep us up-to-date on the latest trends in the industry.
Graduates can work in:
Graduate can work in power generation, wind energy, field service and industrial technology. Job titles include:
- Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance
- Preventative Maintenance
- Service Specialist
- Wind Service Technician
- Wind Turbine Construction Technician
- Composites Technician
- Control Room Operator
- Wind Turbine Sales Representative
How much does it cost? Can I get Financial Aid?
The cost for each program varies based on length and requirements. MIAT College of Technology is accredited by the ACCSC Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
Financial aid comes in the form of government assistance and private sources to help students pay for their education costs. Most students take advantage of more than one type of aid, combining grants, scholarships, and student loans.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students may qualify for federal aid in the form of subsidized and unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loans, PLUS Loans, PELL Grants and Scholarships. Additional funding options are available to our students as well.*
*Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
To get the Student Financing & Financial Aid process started, you must:
File a FAFSA. This will be the first step in helping determine if you are eligible for aid. If you need help with your FAFSA form, contact our Financial Aid department at 800-447-1310. We’ll be happy to help.