Wind Energy Professional

Wind energy companies are growing exponentially to meet America's demand for clean, renewable, domestic energy. This entry-level Wind Energy Professional Online Training Program prepares you for a career in the wind energy industry. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.


Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of wind turbine technology
  • Discuss air flow characteristics and blade efficiencies
  • Assess human resources and business planning policies, procedures, and processes
  • Explain contract management, fulfillment, and liability to the landowner and manufacturer
  • Discuss wind business policies and procedures 
  • Explain atomic structure and basic values such as voltage, current, resistance, and power
  • Summarize the principles of magnetism 
  • Utilize electrical measuring instruments 
  • Display competence in principles and operation of basic hydraulic systems 
  • Interpret schematics and troubleshoot both open- and closed-center hydraulic systems


In this program, you’ll learn the basics of wind energy principles, including wind technology, wind energy anatomy, wind farm design, wind business, and characteristics of energy sources. This program covers the fundamentals of hydraulics and the basic theory and practice of electrical circuits, including calculations as applied to alternating and direct currents.

Learn the skills you need to succeed in the lucrative wind industry by signing up for this program today!

Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

  • Registration + Fees

    Begins: Open enrollment | REGISTER

    Course: OWEX800.01

    Tuition: $2,695

  • Outline

    1. Wind Energy Principles
        1. Wind History
        2. Wind History Knowledge Check
        3. Wind Turbine Components
        4. Wind Turbine Components Knowledge Check
        5. Aerodynamics
        6. Aerodynamics Knowledge Check
        7. Meteorological Factors Knowledge Check
        8. Wind Farms
        9. Wind Farms Knowledge Check
      10. CRM
      11. CRM
      12. Six Sigma
      13. Six Sigma Knowledge Check
      14. Root Cause Analysis
      15. Root Cause Analysis Knowledge Check
      16. SWOT
      17. SWOT Knowledge Check
      18. Inventory Chain
      19. Inventory Chain Knowledge Check
      20. Supply Chain Management
      21. Supply Chain Management Knowledge Check
      22. Lease Agreements
      23. Lease Agreements Knowledge Check
      24. HR and Company Policies
      25. HR and Company Policies Knowledge Check
    2. Basic Electrical Theory
        1. Program Introduction
        2. Fundamentals of Electricity
        3. Principles of Magnetism
        4. Circuits
        5. The Mathematics of Electricity
        6. Using Electrical Measuring Instruments
        7. Inductance and Capacitance
    3. Hydraulics and Pneumatics
        1. Welcome
        2. Safety
        3. The Principles of Hydraulics
        4. Symbology
        5. Components: Intro
        6. Components: Pumps
        7. Components: Flow Control Valves
        8. Components: Solenoid Two-way Valves
        9. Components: Spool and Directional Valves
      10. Components: Logic Valves
      11. Components: Pressure Control Valves
      12. Components: Pressure Relief Valves
      13. Components: Pressure-reducing Valves
      14. Components: Cylinders
      15. Components: Motors
      16. Components: Actuators
      17. Storage
      18. Hydraulic Plumbing
      19. Fluids (Petroleum-based)
      20. Miscellaneous Components

  • Requirements

    This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. To take this program, you’ll need an Internet connection (high-speed is preferred). Your computer should run on a Windows or Mac operating system.

    All materials are available online.


    This program is for you if you’re seeking an entry-level technician position in the wind energy industry. There are no prerequisites for this program.

  • Instructor

    James Beall is an instructor for the Wind Energy/ Electromechanical Technician technology programs at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). James teaches Introduction to Wind Energy, Wind Safety, Basic Fluid Power, D.C. Circuits, Electromechanical Principals of a Wind Turbine, Wind Power Delivery, and Electromechanical Systems. James received an Associate’s Degree from TSTC in the wind energy program where he graduated with honors.

    James is also certified in the following: Hytorc trainer, Dewind Level 4 Technician, Siemens Level 4 Technician, CICB Certified Crane and Rigging, and Signal Person Trainer.

  • FAQs

    1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

    Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

    2. How long does it take to complete a program?

    All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.

    3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

    All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition.

    4. Can I get financial assistance?

    ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

    5. What happens when I complete the program?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

    6. Am I guaranteed a job?

    ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

    7. Who will be my instructor?

    Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

    8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

    In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

    9. Can I use a Mac?

    Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

    10. How can I get more information about the program?

    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at 1-855-520-6806. We will answer your questions promptly.

    11. When can I start the program?

    Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

    Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

    12. What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

    The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

  • Reviews

    "I enjoyed how I was able to complete the courses at a pace that I was comfortable with. I was also EXTREMELY pleased with the way I was able to accommodate this program with my busy schedule. I believe this was a satisfactory way of accomplishing a task at hand." 
- B.H., Garden City Community College