Energy Technologies, AAS

Wind Energy

The Associate of Applied Science, Energy Technologies, Wind Energy is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce in the renewable energy field as large and small wind installers. Wind installers complete an accurate resource assessment and energy demand analysis from which a wind system will be designed and installed. The program prepares students to sit for industry-recognized certifications required to enter the workforce. Wind installers need strong mechanical, electrical, technical, and computer skills.


Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of wind turbines and wind farms.
  • Solve technical problems associated with wind turbines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of environmental regulations in the installation of wind turbines.

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 1[3]
History of the Built Environment
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science3
History of the Built Environment
Human Relations3
Workplace Readiness
Pre-Calculus I
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering Design3
ENGR 110Introduction to Renewable Energy3
ENRG 110Basic Electricity3
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
ELM 127Introduction to AC Controls3
ELM 129Electric Motors and Drives3
ELM 134Programmable Logic Controllers I3
ENRG 120Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency3
ENRG 150Introduction to Wind Energy3
ENRG 152Wind Energy Technologies3
ENRG 215Electrical Distribution Systems3
MT 108Fluid Power (Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Instrumentation)3
Total Units61

Course may also count toward degree requirement. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
ENGR 110 Introduction to Renewable Energy 3
ENRG 110 Basic Electricity 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Mathematics 3 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
English 2 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls 3
ENRG 120 Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency 3
ENRG 150 Introduction to Wind Energy 3
Science 2 3
 Semester Total18
3rd semester
Communications 2 3
ELM 129 Electric Motors and Drives 3
ENRG 152 Wind Energy Technologies 3
Humanities/Diversity 2 3
MT 108 Fluid Power (Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Instrumentation) 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CE 201 Workplace Readiness (Human Relations) 3
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I 3
ENRG 215 Electrical Distribution Systems 3
Human Relations 3 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units64

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.


 See program recommendations or requirements.