Farmingdale State College

Wind Turbine Technology Certificate

Program Description

This certificate program will prepare students for technical careers in wind energy technology. Demand for wind energy technicians is on the rise, given the country is on a path to generate 20% of its energy needs from wind by 2030. Facilities and laboratories specifically designed and equipped for the certificate coursework will provide students with hands-on experience to learn and apply theory through the use of trainers and virtual reality simulations. Graduates will be prepared as entry-level wind turbine technicians, capable of demonstrating skills in operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting wind energy related equipment.

Focus Areas

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal energy sources

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Alternative energy companies such as solar power or geothermal distributors
  • Public advocacy groups supporting sustainable energy

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Certificate Program

Expected Outcomes