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Wind Energy Certificate Program

Our certificate in wind energy offers professionals post-baccalaureate level training options in six topic areas relevant to the industry. You may choose to take individual courses or complete five of the six offerings and obtain a professional certificate in wind energy. The program has been specifically designed for non-technical professionals who wish to assume managerial responsibilities in wind energy.

Program Overview

All courses have been developed by expert faculty from the TTU Wind Science and Engineering Research Center (WISE). Each course equals 38 clock hours of instruction and may be completed independently within a four to six week time frame.

You may choose individual courses to meet your needs or work towards obtaining a Professional Certificate in Wind Energy. To qualify for the certificate, you must first complete the required course – Advanced Managerial Wind Energy – and then complete four of the five elective courses. Note: Participants with no background in Wind Energy are encouraged to take the introductory course “Wind Energy 101” and then enroll in the certificate program.

Related degrees:
Minor in Wind Energy
Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy

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Contact the program coordinator by phone.

  • Name: Andy Swift
  • Phone: 806.834.1990

Application Process

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School as a GCRT student. Indicate that your primary location code is "distance" if you plan to pursue the certificate online and Lubbock if you plan to attend courses in person.
    • Complete additional admissions requirements as outlined by the Texas Tech University Graduate School.
    • The initial application fee is $60. Each subsequent application is $50.
    • Students pursuing a master's degree must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School.
    • International students: you must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School.
  2. Contact the Wind Energy Graduate Advisor to determine if you should enroll in the Technical or Managerial certificate.
  3. Apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.
  4. Upon acceptance into the Graduate School, complete the Graduate Certificate Program Plan form before the second semester of enrollment in the program, and submit the form to the Wind Energy Graduate Advisor for approval. If you receive a letter of rejection, you may contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research, 806.742.1998, ext. 436, for advisement regarding the admissions appeals process.

Program Requirements

Technical Track
3 Required Courses
Course Listing Prerequisite Delivery Method
WE 5300 Advanced Technical Wind Energy I None Classroom or Online
WE 5301 Advanced Technical Wind Energy II WE 5300 Classroom or Online
EE 5343 Power Systems Engineering None Classroom or Online
Optional Courses (Choose Two)
Course Listing Prerequisite Delivery Method
WE 5320 Renewable Energy Policy None TBA 
WE 7000 Research Consent of Instructor TBA 
ATMO 5301 Wind Power Meteorology None Classroom or Possibly Online
IE 5306 Safety Engineering None Classoom or Online
IE 5319 Risk Modeling/Assessment None Classoom or Online
IE 5329 Project Management None Classoom or Online
LAW 6205 Wind Energy Law & Policy None TBA
Managerial Track
3 Required Courses
Course Listing Prerequisite Delivery Method
WE 5310 Advanced Managerial Wind Energy I None Classroom or Online
WE 5311 Advanced Managerial Wind Energy II WE 5310 Classroom or Online
IE 5329 Project Management None Classroom or Online
Optional Courses (Choose Two)
Course Listing Prerequisite Delivery Method
WE 5320 Renewable Energy Policy None TBA 
WE 7000 Research Consent of Instructor TBA 
EE 5343 Power Systems Engineering None Classroom or Online
IE 5306 Safety Engineering None Classoom or Online
IE 5319 Risk Modeling/Assessment None Classoom or Online
LAW 6205 Wind Energy Law & Policy None TBA