Offshore Wind Power

Program Statement

This program aims to prepare skilled workers, technicians, team leaders, researchers, and scientists for the offshore wind industry.  Participants will learn topics in electrical machinery, fluid systems, operations and maintenance, leadership, corrosion management, and offshore safety and survival.   

Program Information

  • This program is focused around understanding the engineering principles behind offshore wind turbine operation and maintenance and applying such fundamental knowledge in solving technical problems. 
  • Students are trained to troubleshoot key systems and assemblies in a wind turbine including gearbox, generator, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical power devices. 
  • The program contains a course in offshore safety and survival that provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills to ensure a safe working condition when offshore. 
  • Students are encouraged to discuss their career options with the program coordinator before enrollment as many marine industries including offshore wind, require physical fitness due to the nature of work and health and safety considerations. 
  • Completing courses in the summer will reduce fall and spring semester course loads. 

After Bristol

  • Graduates will be able to work as technicians for an offshore wind farm operator or in a wide variety of roles in marine trade such as oceanography, hydrographic survey, technicians for onshore wind turbines, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) operators, corrosion engineers, or water quality professionals. 
  • If you are considering transferring to a four-year institution, speak with your advisor and visit Transfer Services for additional information. 
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Academic Area

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Degree Offered

Associate in Science in Engineering Technology (Offshore Wind Power)


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Program Contact

Adrienne Foster Scharf
Dean of STEM

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