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Terra announces new wind power technology certificate
To help train employees necessary for new green-collar jobs, Terra Community College will offer a new Wind Power Technology Certificate beginning this fall.

“This certificate will prepare students for a rewarding career in the fast-growing field of renewable energy,” said Bruce Meyer, dean of Technologies and Workforce Development at Terra. “And it will be stackable, meaning a student can use their certificate credits toward an associate degree.”

The program deals with the areas involved in the production of electricity from wind power, including turbines, the towers and the actual generating units.

John Fellhauer of Fellhauer Mechanical Systems will be the instructor for the wind power classes. He recently announced that he and Oak Harbor resident Curtis Stokes are opening a wind turbine manufacturing company in Portage Township. SUREnergy, which stands for Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy, will assist customers in everything from applying for government rebates to the actual installation.

The program consists of about 21 credits. Classes include DC Circuits, Electronics, Electricity, Power Electronics, AC/DC Machines, Electrical Codes and Prints, Safety, Hydraulics, Fundamentals of Wind Energy and OSHA Standards: Wind Energy.

Registration for fall semester at Terra began April 15. New students are encouraged to apply for admission now. 

Call the Admissions Office at 419-559-2349 or for more information on the Wind Power Technology Certificate, call the Technologies and Workforce Development Division office at 419-559-2410.

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