Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has announced the addition of a program to train wind power technicians. Students enrolled in the 22-credit-hour program will study basic electricity, industrial electronics, electromechanical devices, programmable controller systems, and instrumentation and control operations, along with wind energy industry fundamentals.
‘With additional wind farms being built in west Texas and western Oklahoma, the students in this program will be able to immediately get to work in this important industry,’ says John Claybon, OCCC corporate learning consultant.
OCCC plans to expand the program next year to include an associate's degree in applied science technology and an associate's degree in science technology, with an emphasis in wind energy. The credit hours earned in the fall program will apply toward requirements for each degree program.
SOURCE: Oklahoma City Community College