Do you care about the environment and the future of this planet? Did you know that wind energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources—and that PEI is a world leader in harnessing its power? Would you like to play a role in helping the world break free of fossil-fuel based forms of energy?
As wind turbine technician, you will need a cross-disciplinary set of trades skills, and you’ll get them all in this one-year program. You’ll also get experience putting them to use with on the job training at the Wind Energy Institute of Canada and a number of wind farms that are located near the campus.
Upon graduation you’ll be ready to start your apprenticeship in a number of wind-energy related positions, and will also be well on your way to your Red Seal certification.
|Location:||Summerside Waterfront Campus|
|Credential Issued:||Certificate, Wind Turbine Technician|
|Minimum passing grade per course:
Graduates from this program may find employment with:
- Maintenance technician
- Wind turbine constructor
- Wind turbine manufacturer
Red Seal Information
The most successful path to a Red Seal begins at Holland College. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2243, NOC 7311.
- Grade 12* or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Class 5 Driver’s license
- Driver’s Abstract
- Student must be in excellent physical condition as determined by a thorough medical examination and be able to participate in strenuous physical activity on elevated work platforms in adverse weather conditions
- Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program which you are applying
Note: Preference will be given to applicants with Grade 11 or 12 physics
*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.
Open Academic Studies program
Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.
Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.
Tuition & Fees
If you have any questions concerning the Wind Turbine Technician program, contact:
- General Inquiries: (902) 888-6448