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 20 of the best-qualified applicants.  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 2019. Deadline for applications is November 9th. Click here for more information or call 580-571-6167.

       Click here for more information about our GWO Certified 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?

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.  

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Advanced Wind Energy Technician