Small-Wind Technology

KCC offers a Small-Wind Technology certificate and specialization track in the Electrical Technology program

The Introduction to Small-Wind Technology course, ELTR 2324, explores the design, installation and use of small-wind electrical generator systems for consumer and commercial applications. Students will be given theory and hands-on lab experience sizing, installing and maintaining small-wind electrical generating systems.

Course outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will:

  • Understand atmospheric wind dynamics, wind-harvesting principles, small-wind generator construction and operating characteristics
  • Perform a site analysis and system performance estimates for a small-wind power system
  • Properly size a small-wind system to a specific application, and select appropriate system components for the system
    work safely when installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining small-wind power systems
  • Earn CITCA Wind Tower and Nacelle Climb Safety and Rescue certification

CITCA certification

CITCA-logo This certification includes climbing and rescue training for the wind turbine industry.

Communications Industry Training and Certification Academy (CITCA) is a nationally recognized training academy, developed by a group of communications industry specialists, offering a complete line of college accredited tower erection and safety training programs directly related to the communications industry.

Outcomes

Entry-Level, Small-Wind Technology

Curriculum code: C39B

ELTR 1004Fundamentals of Electricity

4

ELTR 1174Natl Electric Code & Wiring Methods

4

ELTR 1402Industrial Safety

2

ELTR 1503Survey of Renewable Energy

3

ELTR 2074DC & AC Rotating Machines

4

ELTR 2324Introduction to Small-Wind Technology

4

Total Credit Hours:21