Idaho State University is offering two new Associate of Applied Science degree programs starting in September 2009 – Energy Systems Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) and Energy Systems Wind Engineering Technology (WET). The two-year WET program will train technicians to install, maintain, and service wind turbines, providing coursework in electrical and mechanical engineering as well as necessary training to climb towers safely and develop the specialized skills and training necessary for the growing wind industry. The courses are offered through the university’s Energy Systems Technology and Education Center, a partnership between ISU, Idaho National Laboratory, and Partners for Prosperity. (Source: Idaho State University, June 30, 2009)

Contact: Energy Systems Technology and Education Center, Idaho State University, www.isu.edu/estec/