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Programs for the Best Jobs

Programs for the Best Jobs

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Wind Turbine Technology
Career Opportunities
Turbine Technician
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Average Salary
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Wind Turbine Technology
Wind turbine technicians are needed immediately as the wind industry seeks to find qualified workers to service wind farms across the country.  MTI's Wind Turbine Technology is well-known in the industry with a history of producing qualified, desirable graduates to fill these jobs.  If you are looking for a career that will take you to new heights, consider enrolling!

This two-year program allows students to learn about the basics of turbines, mechanics, hydraulics, electronics and the computer networks that allow the system to communicate.  Unique hands-on experiences are available to students as they climb MTI’s wind turbine located at the Crow Lake Wind Farm near White Lake, SD. MTI is one of only a few schools nationwide to have an operational 1.5 MW wind turbine.

The second year of the program gives graduates experience in composites, motor controls, power generation, SCADA concepts and more.

A graduate will find employment opportunities in many areas like turbine maintenance, siting, blade manufacturing, and more.

Students are expected to conform to MTI’s Drug Testing Policy while enrolled.  See the Student Handbook for details.

Program Requirement: Students must complete all technical courses with a minimum grade of C.  Students who do not achieve a C grade will be prevented from enrolling in the subsequent semester due to prerequisite requirements.

A special note about laptop computers:


This program requires a laptop computer so that you can effectively integrate computing skills with your technical education. Many resources that instructors assign are online or require specialty software. To address these needs, MTI requires that students entering this program purchase their laptops from MTI. The cost for an MTI laptop averages about $1000. Please be aware that our machines come fully loaded with the software required for this program. 


Wind Turbine Technology Program Student Testimonial Video (Click Here)

MTI Wind Turbine
MTI's turbine is used for Wind Turbine
Technology program training.

Whether it's Microsoft Office, or a specialty software for a technical program, your needs will be met by your MTI laptop.  And our laptops are serviced for free by our Technology office. You will not be able to bring a laptop from home into an MTI laptop program as we cannot provide support services for every make and model of laptop. Please consider this carefully before making any laptop purchase and check with the Admissions office for more details.

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