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Wind Energy Technology
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toll-free: 800.852.8784
voice: 956.364.4780
  Contact:
David Gomez
voice: 956.364.4780

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  Mailing Address:
TSTC Harlingen
1902 Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
  Location:
The Wind Energy and Turbine Technology office is located in Engineering - Building PM - on Airport Drive.
  Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., Sun.: Closed

WindEnergyApr2010

Wind Energy Program Expands to Ingleside, TX

TSTC-Harlingen Renewable Energy Education Center located at Ingleside. For more information click here.

Wind Energy Technology

Texas State Technical College has also partnered with Texas Tech University. You can read more about the partnership at the Texas Wind Energy Institute site.

Have you thought that you would like to work outside where you could see the seasons change and the sun rise and set? Do you dream of a career that combines hands-on technical skills with your problem solving abilities? A career in the exceptionally high-demand wind energy field may be exactly what you are looking for. Here at TSTC, our instructors and staff are here to help you achieve your career goals.

In the Wind Energy Technology Program, you'll learn to operate and maintain the systems that make a wind turbine function whether it's an electrical, pneumatic, communications, computer, control or hydraulic system. Safety is a critical part of the wind energy industry and upon completion of the program you'll be able to practice those principles in industry.

You'll also learn all about SCADA (that stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). It's the utility industry standard computerized system that controls the wind tower network. You'll also find that knowledge of all the systems you'll learn in the Wind Energy Technology Program is important not only to wind energy but also to many other types of companies in the utility industry.

In this program, students will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate proficient skills in maintaining and repairing electrical systems of wind turbines
  • Exhibit competency in maintaining and repairing mechanical systems of wind turbines
  • Implement a safe working environment in response to hazards associated with wind turbines
  • Work with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and data communications related to wind turbines

 Many well-known companies are involved in the wind energy field whether they are owner/operators, manufacturers or service providers and these companies are looking for employees with the skills and training you can gain in the Wind Energy Program. Your choices for a career span Texas or if you are interested in travel, the wind energy field offers opportunities throughout the world. A few wind energy companies are listed below:

  • FPLE
  • E.ON Climate and Renewables
  • Shell Wind
  • Beyond Petroleum
  • GE Energy
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Mitsubishi
  • Vestas
  • Run Energy
  • Mariah Services
  • Upwind Solutions
  • Northwind Solutions
  • TECO/Westinghouse
  • DEWIND
  • Shermco Industries
  • Invenergy
  • Granite International
  • PENPOWER
  • Wave Wind

If a career in wind energy sounds appealing to you, contact us -- we're here to help you achieve your career dreams.











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