Mechanical Power Transmission is designed to give students an overview of the terminology, theory of operation, and specific devices involved in the movement of energy. Belts, chains, gears, shafts, hydraulics, and pneumatics will be examined. Emphasis will be on systems used in wind energy.
- Teacher: Clint Meyer
Electricity I introduces the basics of AC and DC electricity, motors, generators, the use of test equipment, and circuit diagrams. Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of voltage, current, resistance, power, and the laws governing the relationships between them. Students will use this understanding to develop troubleshooting skills.
- Teacher: Preston Grobe
Renewable Energy Workplace Safety provides a framework for students to develop a thorough understanding of safety requirements in the renewable energy workplace, the reason for these requirements, and how to determine if individuals and facilities are meeting those requirements. Emphasis is placed on requirements unique to renewable energy worksites.
- Teacher: Carol Young
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers gives students experience with programmable devices commonly used in the wind energy industry. Students will study the theory of PLC operation and use their understanding to create and troubleshoot programs.
- Teacher: Paul Ploof