Wind Energy Training
Business And Industry

Located in the middle of America’s wind corridor, High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) in Woodward Oklahoma, is at the heart of wind development technology in the United States.  HPTC’s hands on, dynamic climb and rescue training initiatives provide comprehensive training to the wind industry.  As the first technology center in Oklahoma to offer a course of study for Wind Tech I students, HPTC is now the first and only GWO certified provider in Oklahoma for existing wind industry training.  Our GWO certification assures our clients that our training can consistently deliver training to the relevant GWO Standards.

We deliver a complete range of height safety, access and rescue training for the wind industry, but our courses can also be made applicable for utilities, construction and manufacturing industries, emergency services and the oil & gas industry.

We also deliver a Wind Tech I Training program for wind industry new hires which includes modules focused on Wind Energy Safety as well as AC/DC Electricity, Mechanical Drive Systems, Hydraulics/Pneumatics, Electrical Fundamentals, Wind Energy Practical Skills and Preventive Maintenance. The Renewable Wind Energy Technician Program is a flexible and affordable course of study that will prepare students for a rewarding career in this fast-growing field.  It is an intense, challenging set of courses, and class size is limited to 12 of the best-qualified applicants.  We offer this program twice a year. Students must be in excellent physical condition, weight 265 lbs. or less (due to manufacturer's equipment restrictions), be conversant in English and be comfortable learning to climb and rappel from heights. This program is also PELL-eligible for qualified applicants.  

Click here for application.  Next class will begin January 2, 2020. Deadline for applications is November, 15th 2019. Click here for more information or call 580-571-6167. 

                                                       

Click here for more info. about our GWO Certified Training.

About Our Facility And Our Training

Our training facility has been constructed specifically to deliver wind industry training and includes a working 45M 100KW Direct Drive Turbine onsite, a 2.3 Megawatt Nacelle as well as an inside 35 ft. multi - purpose climbing tower, allowing HPTC to train climb & rescue year round. With industry professionals to guide you in your learning experience.

HPTC offers a full complement of services to our wind industry partners and all may be customized to fit your training needs.  In addition to the GWO training certified modules for First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Working at Heights, we also provide . . . . . . . . . 

  • GWO BST First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, Safe Working at Heights
  • GWO BSTR refresher for First aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, Safe Working at Heights 
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Safe Driver Training
  • Industrial Fork Lift User Training
  • Off-road Fork Lift Training
  • Hytorc Bolt Torque & Tension Certification
  • Light Crane Operation & User Safety
  • OSHA 10/30 Wind, Construction, & General Industry
  • Basic Electronics
  • Basic Hydraulics
  • NFPA 70E High/Low Voltage
  • Electrical Awareness Training
  • Motor Control Training
  • Laser Alignment Training
  • Electronic Metering? (fluke)
  • PLC Basics
  • Intermediate Hydraulics
  • HAZWOPER
  • Wind Turbine Technology?

High Plains Highlights - In The News

  Advanced Wind Technician Program Opens New Career Opportunities for Rural Students!

Oklahoma has vast energy resources, and opportunities are growing to support the clean power industry.

High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) started its wind tech program 12 years ago, with an eye toward training workers for all of Oklahoma’s energy careers. “A lot has changed since then,” says Taylor Burnett, Asst. Superintendent of the school. “The program started out small, but wind is booming now.”

Burnett says the Advanced Wind Technician Certification Program at High Plains typically enrolls between 12-14 students in a course, with two 20-week courses occurring each year.

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 High Plains Technology Center Concludes Busiest Year Ever for Wind Turbine Training! 

"High Plains Technology Center, a vocational school that is the first technology center in Oklahoma focused on wind turbine training, concluded its busiest year ever for the number of technicians trained in standardized safety and emergency procedures by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).

Meeting demand for qualified technicians is one thing, and there’s much more.

“When a student calls and says I helped save this person’s life, that’s what it’s all about.  GWO will save somebody’s life,” says Taylor Burnett, assistant superintendent, business and industry services."  Read More 

Congrats to our most recent Wind Tech Completers!

Pictured are: Back Row/Left to Right: Kolton Kirk, Darrouzett, TX, Josh Harrel, Leedey, OK, Shafe Mashburn, Fairfax, OK, Taylor Evans, Woodward, OK, Jesus Roman, Shattuck, OK, Ismael Diaz, Woodward, OK,

Middle Row/Left to Right: Jakob Craycraft, Prague, OK, Trailen Bond, Gate, OK, Erasmo Garcia, Woodward, OK, Connor Mullins, Woodward, OK, Dax Harless, Paden, OK, Job Craycraft, Prague, OK.
Front Row/Left to Right: Enrique Venegas, Woodward, OK, Instructor Jack Day, Woodward, OK, and Erik Mora, Ft. Supply, OK.

These students graduated with 21 Certifications after just 20 weeks of training.

We are very proud of you all and we wish you the very best!

Our next Wind Tech Program begins January 2nd, 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about GWO Training USA at HPTC contact Taylor Burnett at tburnett@hptc.edu or 580-571-6125.  Or for more information about any of HPTC's Business & Industry training offerings contact Sheila Reazin at sreazin@hptc.edu or 580-571-6167.