Do you dream of a career that combines hands-on technical skills with your problem-solving abilities? A career in the high-demand wind energy field may be exactly what you need.
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. At TSTC West Texas, you'll get to see all those systems on our very own wind turbine! The TSTC West Texas turbine is the first, full-scale, 60-cycle, 2 megawatt turbine installed by the DeWind Corporation in the United States. The turbine has a drive train that features a combination of a torque converter and a synchronous generator that is an industry first, and the stylish nacelle was designed by Porsche. Part of your learning experience will be to climb and monitor the turbine, providing you with an exciting hands-on training opportunity before you even start on the job.
At TSTC West Texas, our instructors and staff emphasize the safety aspects of working in the wind energy industry. You'll practice those principles throughout the program, leaving with several essential industry certifications: OSHA 10-hour General Industry, CPR/First Aid/AED, and ENSA Safe Access and Rescue. Our qualified instructors also certify our students in Hytorc Bolting and Tensioning, Crane and Rigging, and Qualified Signalperson training.
You'll also learn all about SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), the computerized system that controls the wind tower network. As you work through the program, you'll find that all the systems you studied for wind energy also apply to other industrial areas as well. That means as a TSTC West Texas graduate you'll have varied career options.
Many well-known companies are involved in the wind energy field either as owner/operators, manufacturers or service providers. 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 not just across the Lone Star State, but the wind energy field offers opportunities throughout the world. A few wind energy companies are listed below:
If a career in wind energy sounds appealing to you, contact us -- we're here to help you achieve your career dreams.