Wind Turbine Technician Program

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Wind farms are springing up across Iowa.

Thousands of wind generators are appearing on Iowa's landscape. It was part of a major economic development initiative to create new, "green-collar" jobs and make Iowa the renewable energy capital of the nation.

Exciting new job opportunities are being created by the expansion of the wind energy industry. Utility companies that are installing these 300-foot-tall wind turbines need workers who know how to build, operate, repair and maintain them.

That's where you may fit in.

Register now for Des Moines Area Community College's Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technology program. In just two years, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and be ready to take your place in the exciting wind energy industry.

With your A.A.S. degree from DMACC, you'll be qualified for a position in wind turbine technology. It's a high-skill, high-pay job with a secure future. You will be able to work in many areas of the country, including right here in Iowa.

FPL Group is the largest generator of wind energy in the nation. In the next few years, the Florida-based company will triple its wind energy output to 9,000 megawatts. Part of that expansion will take place in Iowa.

In addition to generating electricity for the DMACC Ankeny Campus, the wind turbine is used by students to learn about its operation, maintenance, and repair. As a result, the turbine will occasionally not be turning, even on a windy day.