Basics of Wind Power offered at Moraine Park

by speitz8. February 2012 07:34

Interactive class broadcasted from Lakeshore Technical College

A Basics of Wind Power course is being offered at Moraine Park Technical College as an interactive ITV class broadcast from Lakeshore Technical College (LTC). It will be held on Wednesday evenings, February 15 to May 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The presenter is Matt Boor, Wind Energy Technology program instructor.

This continuing education class is designed to prepare learners to assess the global energy picture; analyze the causes of wind and wind flow properties; explore small, medium and large wind turbine designs; assess the environmental effects of wind turbines; perform business and site assessments for a wind turbine project; begin plans for a wind turbine project; overview the operation and maintenance of a turbine system; and analyze the future of wind energy.

Participants who complete this 12-week course will be provided the additional opportunity to participate in a wind tower hands-on day at LTC on Friday, May 11. To register, call the LTC Registration Desk at 1-888-468-6582, Extension 1366, and ask for class number 24524.

Students who wish to pursue Wind Energy Technology as a career and receive associate of applied science degree credit, should call the LTC registration desk to enroll in class number 23964. Enrollment in this class provides the prerequisite for students to attend the 2012 Summer Wind Energy Technology Boot Camp to be held June 11 through August 9 at the LTC campus as additional hands-on credits towards the full associate of applied science degree.

Questions on the shared program agreement between Moraine Park and LTC should be directed to Doug Lindsey, dean of the Energy Education Center, at 1-888-468-6582, Ext. 1265.

For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.