Holland College | Wind Turbine Technology

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.* International students require a valid and current international driver’s license.* 
  • Completion of a Holland College Medical Form
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience

*A driver's abstract is not required for the program but may be a condition of employment in this industry. Applicants should consider whether their driver's abstract would negatively affect their employment opportunities.

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.

NOTE: If your first language is not English please review our English Language Requirements page.

Fees for the academic year 2020/2021. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

First-year international students pay an additional $4,000 CAD student fee, second-year international students pay an additional $3,250 CAD student fee (2020/2021 only).
International Health Fee is an additional $750 per year.
International Student Fees are due on the first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year
Tuition $ 5,575
Lab Fee $ 700
Student Union $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 420
Graduation Fee $ 100
First Aid/WHMIS $ 100
Total $ 7,063
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 4,553
2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,510
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.

Take a virtual tour of the Summerside Waterfront Campus here.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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