Harness the wind to power your future in our Wind Turbine Technician program, a nationally recognized program designed to meet the international certification standard and give you the skills and experience needed to succeed in one of the fastest growing technologies in the world.

In under one year, you'll learn from instructors with experience in the industry, work on actual wind turbine components like our 309,000-pound nacelle, scale the training tower that’s located right on campus. Focused on safety, the Wind Turbine Technician program allows you to earn numerous safety certificates globally recognized allowing you to be work ready for the industry.

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Career Opportunities

Once certified, your skills will be extremely marketable in this burgeoning industry; many of our students are hired within days of graduation. You'll have multiple future career pathways as a:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Blade Repair Technician
  • Wind Turbine Construction
  • Wind Turbine Maintenance
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing
  • Wind Turbine Technician

Some companies have weight restrictions for technicians at 310lbs with all of their PPE and gear on as this is the maximum rated capacity allowed on most safety gear.

Visit ALIS website for more career information.

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with TEAM-1 Academy, which provides world-class training and equipment to Lethbridge College students and faculty

8,400

the number of square feet in our wind turbine shop

309,000

the weight, in pounds, of the college’s nacelle, which provides students with hands-on experience working with actual wind turbine components

At-a-Glance

Starts-in

September or January

Credential / Accreditation

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Dates and Deadlines

Visit the Program Application Status page for more details.

Academic Centre

Centre for Trades

Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024
Open
Closed
Open
Winter 2025
Open
Open
Open

Admissions

This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Wind Turbine Technician program in the Fall (September) and Winter (January) terms.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs.

Alternate Admission

Alternate admission applicants must successfully complete the Alberta Apprenticeship first period Electrical pre-entrance exam with a minimum grade of 70%.

Non-Academic Requirements

Students are to supply the following program-approved personal safety equipment:

  • coveralls or work clothes
  • steel-toed boots with ankle covered
  • safety glasses
  • tight-fitting work gloves
Medical Requirements

This program requires applicants to be in good physical condition. Applicants must be able to perform physical duties such as climbing ladders of 60 to 125 meters in height, lifting items up to 22.5 kg (50 lbs.) in weight, working at heights and in confined spaces.

Mobile Learning Program

This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Click here for additional information.

Note: Chromebook is not compatible with the WTT software. We recommend a Windows based laptop for optimal functionality with our programs.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Wind Turbine Technician certificate.

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Delivery Formats

The Wind Turbine Technician program is delivered on campus face-to-face.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.

Courses

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CourseTitleCredits
Year 1
Term I
WHS-1110Workplace Safety3
WTT-1100Introductory Electrical Theory3
WTT-1103DC Laboratory Fundamentals3
WTT-1104Canadian Electrical Code and Blueprint Reading3
WTT-1110Wind Turbine Safety I3
WTT-1114Wind Turbine Mechanical3
WTT-1115Wind Energy Theory1.5
 Credits19.5
Term II
WTT-1113Wind Turbine Rotor Blades1.5
WTT-1118Wind Park Construction3
WTT-1120Wind Turbine Safety II3
WTT-1121Motor Controls & PLC's3
WTT-1125Wind Turbine Industry Communication1.5
WTT-1127Wind Turbine Hydraulics1.5
WTT-1129Wind Turbine Electrical3
WTT-1130Wind Turbine Maintenance6
 Credits22.5
 Total Credits42

Important Notes:

  1. Applicants must be comfortable working at extreme heights and weather conditions and should not suffer from motion sickness.
  2. Applicants must have strong mechanical aptitude and experience working with hand tools.
  3. As international travel may be required, industry requires potential employees to be eligible for passports.
  4. Applicants must hold a current driver’s license as travel is required to training and instructional sites.
  5. A good working knowledge of the English language (including speaking, comprehension, reading and writing) is necessary for success in the program and future employment opportunities.
  6. When WTT-1100 Introductory Electrical Theory (3 credits), WTT-1103 DC Laboratory Fundamentals (3 credits), and WTT-1104 Canadian Electrical Code and Blueprint Reading (3 credits) are combined together they form the requirements for the first period technical training for the Electrician Apprenticeship Period One program. After completion of the Wind Turbine Technician program (or at least the three courses named above), the student could be indentured in the electrician trade and could complete their technical training through to journeyman status by attending the Electrician Apprenticeship Program available at Lethbridge College.

Apprenticeship Pathway

Students who have successfully completed Lethbridge College's Wind Turbine Technician Certificate program can continue to obtain their Journeyman Certification by registering with Apprenticeship Alberta.  For more information about Alberta's apprenticeship requirements go to MyTradesecrets

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Tuition and Fees

Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$7,644.00
$2,382.90
$1,200.00
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International Students
Title Tuition Fees Books/Supplies
Year 1
$21,336.00
$2,382.90
$1,200.00
Notes

Students in this program are required to purchase their own mobile learning device. Check your letter of admission or contact your program office – there are minimum requirements.

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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Scholarships

With just one online application, you can apply for all the Lethbridge College awards and scholarships for which you qualify, including these featured scholarships:

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