Wind Turbines in a field of sunflowers are maintained and repaired by graduates on Northeastern's Wind Technology program.
Area of Study

Wind Energy Technology

Industrial Electricity


This certificate is designed to provide students the necessary skills to safely work in an industrial or commercial facility. The students will also have the ability to work safely while performing maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and motor control units.

Program Requirements

Total Credits 10
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
Fundamentals of DC/AC 4

Introduces the basic skills needed for many careers in electronics and related fields. Covers the operations and applications of basic DC and AC circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers and diodes. Emphasizes the use of common test instruments in troubleshooting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT1140 or higher with a "C" grade or better. (1-5)

Motors & Controls 3

Enables the student to study, construct, test, and evaluate basic industrial control systems, including AC/DC motors, stepper motors, power sources, generators, tachometers, line diagrams, and logic functions. Covers safety standards and preventive maintenance. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELT1206 or EIC1201 with a "C" grade or better. (1-3.5)

Wind Turbine Generator Power & Control Systems 3

Provides a comprehensive overview of the wind turbine generator systems. Focus will be on the power distribution and systems controls including theory, application, component identification, and schematics. Safety and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment will be emphasized in lab environment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELT1206 or EIC1201 with a "C" grade or better. (1-3.5)