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Wind Turbine Technology

Start Date: September
Length: 1 Year
Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus
Credential: Certificate, Wind Turbine Technician
  • Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Valid Class 5 (cars and light trucks) driver’s license**
  • Driver’s abstract**
  • Completion of a Holland College Medical Form
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program which you are applying

Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 physics. You must be in excellent physical condition as determined by a thorough medical examination, and be able to participate in strenuous physical activity on elevated work platforms in adverse weather conditions

*If you do not meet the academic requirements, you can still apply. Contact Admissions about the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES).

**International students require a valid and current international driver’s license and a driver’s abstract.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due upon first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 5,466
Lab Fee $ 700
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410
Graduation Fee $ 100
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 6,944
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 4,478
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,466
   
Other Program Costs 1st Year
Books $ 300
Uniforms/Safety Shoes/License $ 400
Equipment/Tools/Reg.Fee $ 150
Total $ 850

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Wind turbine maintenance technician
  • Wind turbine installation
  • Wind turbine manufacture

Program Overview


The Wind Turbine Technology program prepares you for the varied demands of the wind energy industry. Courses in math and physics reinforce your understanding of the mechanical and electrical systems on the turbine and hydraulic systems you will maintain.

Extensive safety training and rescue drills ensure you understand and respect the strict protocols of the industry. You’ll gain significant experience during on the job training, servicing >100kw turbines locally and at utility wind farms throughout the Maritimes.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to start your apprenticeship in a number of positions in the wind energy industry, and will be well on your way to your Red Seal.

This program is a licensed BZEE training partner.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.

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