What has been happening in your career since graduating from Ecotech?
I have recently moved to Phoenix, AZ and I am working at SolarCity. I am really excited about my new career and where it's going to take me.
Wind Energy Technology graduates from Ecotech Institute are tapping into more than just a recent trend. Since 2003, the global market for wind power has had a nearly ten-fold increase—from $7.5 billion to over $73 billion. By 2022, wind power installations should grow to $124.7 billion, more than doubling the number of skilled workers from current estimates.1
Ecotech Institute's two-year associate's degree program Wind Energy Technology program is designed to prepare students for careers in wind power generation and transmission while equipping them with a foundation in the broader field of renewable energy.
My biggest influence (in deciding to attend Ecotech Institute) was how much money that you can make in green careers and how good I can feel about it at the same time."
--Brandon Barnes, Ecotech Institute graduate and Air Force veteran
Ecotech Institute's curriculum features small class sizes and hands-on labs with modern, real-world, industry lab equipment taught by instructors who balance academic experience with industry work experience. Specialized equipment, such as the 20-ton Eichoff gearbox (provided by Winergy, a subsidiary of Siemens) allows students to practice in hands-on labs—including borescope inspections, bolt fastening and gearbox troubleshooting.
Everything you learn in this two-year associate's degree program is designed to give you a specialized education and hands-on experience—so you are job-ready for the fast-growing wind industry with an overall understanding of the clean energy field.
When NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, celebrated the commissioning of its 10,000th megawatt (MW) of wind energy, two Ecotech Institute graduates, Larry Smith and Chris Allgood, were there and were interviewed in this short video. Altogether, NextEra Energy Resources' North American wind energy fleet is capable of generating enough electricity to power a city the size of Chicago.
1Clean Edge: Clean Energy Trends 2013
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.
This program prepares students for careers in the field of renewable energy and focuses on wind energy technology. The program is designed to give graduates a solid grounding in fundamentals while specializing in wind energy technology. Industry-standard laboratories and facilities give students the opportunity to apply theory. Graduates will be prepared to become wind energy technicians.
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This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
|Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other||17-3029.00|
|Geothermal Production Managers||11-3051.02|
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