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Earn a Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy – 100% Online

The continued growth of the global wind energy industry is creating an increased demand for specialists with an advanced education in wind energy technologies. Businesses are looking for professionals who can understand the inner workings of wind turbines, predict wind farm performance, and comprehend the complexities of siting, permitting, and logistics.

Why a Certificate in Wind Energy from Penn State?

The 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy offered online through Penn State World Campus gives you the flexibility to complete your course work at times and in places that fit into your life and schedule, making it possible for you to further your education while continuing to meet your professional and personal responsibilities. This online graduate certificate program is taught by world-class Penn State faculty. It's an important credential to add to your résumé and can demonstrate knowledge and skills valued across the wind energy industry.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Professionals with experience in wind energy systems are needed to ensure the cost-effective development of wind energy projects in increasingly challenging environments. Businesses will look for individuals with a broad understanding of the wind project development process as well as technical knowledge of turbine siting and technology. Because of the balanced perspective of technical, logistical, and project development aspects of wind energy in this certificate, you could be qualified for such positions as:

  • wind energy project manager
  • wind research analyst
  • process engineer – wind energy
  • senior wind developer
  • director of environmental permitting

Who Should Apply?

The Graduate Certificate in Wind Energy is ideal for you if you are looking to get involved in the wind energy industry. Whether you are a current or aspiring practitioner in the field, the certificate program can provide you with the opportunity to improve your skills and further your career. Students will come into the certificate program with various undergraduate degrees; however, applicants are expected to have taken college-level courses in fluid mechanics, statics, and dynamics for entry into this graduate certificate program.