Wind Turbine Technician Academy
Wind turbine technicians prepare for successful careers at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Established in 2009, the Wind Turbine Technician Academy has quickly earned a reputation as the premier training source for wind industry professionals. The program has earned the American Wind Energy Association Seal of Approval. Through our relationship with the BZEE of Husum Germany staff can issue international skill certification to successful graduates.
The Wind Turbine Technician Academy provides a fast track to jobs that are in demand and pay high wages. Turbine manufacturers and companies that specialize in delivering operational support and maintenance services employ alumni. Graduates can expect to work on wind farms across the United States. Kalamazoo Valley Community College offers this course as a non-credit full time program allowing men and women the chance to be job ready in less than 6 months. Students attend Monday through Friday, 8 hours each day for 24 weeks.
Our Unique Training Model
Kalamazoo Valley Community College enjoys educational partnerships with turbine owners. Through those partnerships, staff and students service, maintain and repair 4 producing turbines. During the initial weeks of the course, students will be required to complete professional level safety training so that the certifications necessary to work safely in the field and with the tools and equipment in the lab are achieved.