Wind Energy Education for Renewable Energy in Wind Power Industry

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Wind Power Education Degree Focused on Renewable Energy, Prepares Students for Wind Power Industry Career

Our Wind Energy Bachelor of Science degree program is the only one of its kind in the nation. Rapid growth in the wind energy industry has produced an increase in demand for a well-educated workforce. Texas Tech University, already a pioneer in wind energy education, developed the Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy to meet these expanding needs and educate the future leaders of the wind energy field.

Wind energy career training has become increasingly popular, with more than 85,000 wind-energy related jobs currently in place in the United States and more than 300,000 expected within 20 years. Our wind energy degree program incorporates the industry’s feedback regarding the required knowledge and skills. We offer the first full wind energy curriculum in the country that offers a unique combination of courses and programs that are focused on multiple segments of the renewable energy industry.

The Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy curriculum is developed for face-to-face and online delivery, and provides students across the country with access to wind energy education and an in-depth understanding of renewable energy.

Integrated Wind Energy Education Program Provides Training for Wide Range of Careers in the Renewable Energy Industry

A number of other universities have wind energy programs consisting of a single or several wind energy courses, usually focused on educating engineers and technicians. This is the first integrated and diverse curriculum, with courses ranging from design and construction to atmospheric science and research and leads to certificates or degrees that are not related to engineering. 

Our curriculum is unique in that it integrates knowledge from several wind related disciplines and includes application-based science and math courses. It prepares students to fill many growing positions within the industry including project management, engineering, financial analysis, regulatory issues, safety, data management, renewable energy policy, and weather forecasting.

Wind energy is an industry in which the workforce demands have outpaced higher education's ability to provide for its needs. Job growth in wind energy is unparalleled and the wind energy industry is second to none in contributing to energy independence, positive environmental impact, and favorable growth to the United States economy.

 

Wind Energy Training and Education Program - Advantages and Applications

Our wind energy training and education program would be beneficial for two and four-year institutions and their instructors, wind energy businesses, and wind energy related businesses.

The advantages of our unique curriculum are that it:

  • Integrates knowledge from several wind related disciplines and addresses the workforce needs of the rapidly growing wind energy industry
  • Provides training for multiple positions within the industry including project management, engineering, financial analysis, regulatory issues, safety, data management, renewable energy policy and weather forecasting
  • Since the curriculum is developed for face-to-face and online delivery, it provides students across the country with access to wind energy education.