Wind Turbine (WTT)

WTT-1100  Introductory Electrical Theory  (3 Credits)  

An entry-level course in which electrical properties such as voltage, current, resistance and power are explored. The course will provide the student with the necessary foundations for more advanced electrical concepts. Students who have successfully completed this course in addition to WTT-1103 and WTT-1104 will have the equivalent of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 1st Year Electrician Technical Training and will be eligible to write the Period One Electrician Provincial Exam. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (3.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1103 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1104 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1100L (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1100T (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1103  DC Laboratory Fundamentals  (3 Credits)  

An introductory course in which students will practice and apply electrical theory and safety in a lab setting. Proper and safe application of electrical instruments to evaluate electrical properties. Circuitry and troubleshooting will also be a focus of this course. Students who have successfully completed this course, in addition to WTT1100 and WTT1104, will have the equivalent of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 1st Year Technical Training and will be eligible to write the Period One Electrician Provincial Exam. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (3.0), Tutorial (1.0)

Equivalent to WTT-103.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1100 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1104 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1103L (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1103T; (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1104  Canadian Electrical Code and Blueprint Reading  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the interpretation and application of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) standards to ensure that all electrical installations provide for the safety of people and the protection of property. Interpretation of blueprints and electrical diagrams will also be covered. Students who have successfully completed this course, in addition to WTT1100 and WTT1103, will have the equivalent of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training 1st Year Technical Training and will be eligible to write the Period One Electrician Provincial Exam. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Tutorial (4.0)

Equivalent to WTT-104.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1100 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1103 (Required, Concurrent). Take WTT-1104T (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1110  Wind Turbine Safety I  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the skills necessary for the practice of safe work habits in the wind industry. Focus is on techniques and guidelines for proper use of industry safety gear. Specialized gear includes, but is not limited to, fall arrest and high voltage protection. Students completing this course will be certified in GWO standard for Working at Heights. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (4.0)

Equivalent to WTT-110.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1110L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1113  Wind Turbine Rotor Blades  (1.5 Credits)  

An introduction to rotor blade function and design. Topics covered will include the fundamentals of fiberglass reinforced plastics, and the skills necessary to evaluate, document and repair rotor blade damages. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (1.0)

Equivalent to WTT-113.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1113L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1114  Wind Turbine Mechanical  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamental mechanical principles of wind turbines. Focus is on basic function, maintenance, repair, and replacement of wind turbine components. This course includes a WIL component. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Work Integrated Learning (15.0)

Equivalent to WTT-114.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1114W (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1115  Wind Energy Theory  (1.5 Credits)  

An introduction to the fundamentals of wind energy, this course covers the historical development of humanity's use of technology to harness wind power. An investigation into the current technology will focus on components, siting, basic meteorology, and energy production of wind turbines. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2)

Equivalent to WTT-115.

WTT-1116  Motor Control and Programmable Controllers  (1.5 Credits)  

An intermediate course that exposes the student to aspects of motor control and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) as they function in the wind turbine industry. A lab component is also used to reinforce course material. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (1.0)

Equivalent to WTT-116, WTT-1121.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1116L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1117  Wind Turbine Hydraulics  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to hydraulic systems, this course investigates basic principles of hydraulics which are applied in the maintenance and troubleshooting of components and systems in wind turbines. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to WTT-117, WTT-1127.

WTT-1118  Wind Park Construction  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to wind turbine component assembly and handling during construction and commissioning. Wind farm infrastructure facilitating collection and distribution of generated energy will be investigated. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (3)

Equivalent to WTT-118.

WTT-1120  Wind Turbine Safety II  (3 Credits)  

An intermediate wind turbine safety course where skills acquired in WTT-1110 will be further developed. Progressive methods of climbing, descending and rescue techniques will be presented and practiced. Students completing this course will be certified in GWO advanced rescue standards. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (1.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to WTT-120.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1110 (Required, Previous). Take WTT-1120L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1121  Motor Controls & PLC's  (3 Credits)  

An intermediate course that exposes students to the aspects of motor control and Programmable Logic Controllers as they function in the wind turbine industry. Not available for supplemental.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to WTT-1116, WTT-116.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1121L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1125  Wind Turbine Industry Communication  (1.5 Credits)  

An entry-level course designed to help the student become proficient in wind turbine industry communications. Students will be prepared to gain entry into, and be functional in, the daily operations of the industry. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2)

Equivalent to COM-1112, COM-112.

WTT-1127  Wind Turbine Hydraulics  (1.5 Credits)  

An introduction to hydraulic systems, this course investigates basic principles of hydraulics which are applied in the maintenance and troubleshooting components and systems in wind turbines. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for prior learning assessment.

Instruction (2)

Equivalent to WTT-1117, WTT-117.

WTT-1129  Wind Turbine Electrical  (3 Credits)  

An intermediate course which will focus on the theory and generation of AC electricity. Control and conversion of AC and DC electricity, as it applies to wind turbines is studied. Electrical equipment used for the generation/conversion and control of electricity in a wind turbine will be presented in theory as well as in a lab setting. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (2.0), Lab (2.0)

Equivalent to WTT-1123, WTT-123.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1129L (Required, Concurrent).

WTT-1130  Wind Turbine Maintenance  (6 Credits)  

A skills-based approach to component maintenance, inspection and documentation of wind turbine components. Troubleshooting skills with an emphasis on safety. Not available for supplemental. Not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Instruction (4.0), Lab (4.0)

Equivalent to WTT-1124, WTT-124.

Requisite courses: Take WTT-1130L (Required, Concurrent).