Wind Energy & Turbine Technology

Real Wind Technician Experience, Real Life.

That’s what you can expect when enrolling in the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program at Iowa Lakes.

As one of the first three programs nationwide to earn the American Wind Energy Association’s Seal of Approval for Wind Turbine Service Technician Programs, we pride ourselves on being a leader in delivering rigorous coursework to produce the front-line technicians the industry needs. Our program helps you enter a growing technical workforce with confidence and transcend different sectors of the renewable energy field.

Gain hands-on experience in our 50,000 square-foot Sustainable Energy Resources and Technology Center. Through laboratories and the college’s working utility scale turbine, you’ll get advanced training and preparation for what you’ll see in the field. Become competent in the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly qualified technician.

Acquire training in: 

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydraulics
  • Wind Turbine Mechanical Systems
  • Electric Motors and Generators

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DEGREE: Associate in Applied Science Diploma
(Associate in Applied Science = 73 credits / Diploma = 43 credits)




High-quality education, hands-on learning, real-life work experience – that's what you can expect at Iowa Lakes Community College. Whether you plan to complete an AA or AS degree and transfer to a four-year college or university or complete your program and enter the workforce, you can start here and go anywhere! 

Located in Northwest Iowa within the Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes has locations in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer, and Spirit Lake to serve our students' needs best. 

No matter what your journey looks like, Iowa Lakes is here to help you accomplish your goals and gain substantial experience, not only for your career and academics, but also for life.