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Wind Programs at FSC

Whether you are a graduating high school senior, a current college student, or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone in the Wind Program at FSC. All of these programs will help to improve your awareness of opportunities in wind and renewable energy available to you.

About New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI)

The State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) to train 2,500 workers as part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S.

For more information, visit the SUNY Press Release.

Living and Working at Sea:
What's it like to Work on a Service Operations Vessel?

Watch this short video to see what life is like maintaining an offshore wind farm and living out at sea for two weeks at a time.  

Haliade-X offshore wind turbine - Installation Time Lapse

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Installation time lapse of the world's most powerful wind turbine - GE Renewable Energy's

Haliade-X - in Rotterdam Port, the Netherlands. 


Orsted's Green Transformation

Watch Orsted's story on their sustainable business transformation with offshore wind technology as a significant contributor.

Not Sure Where to Begin? This May Help.

You can explore non-technical and technical opportunities is wind and other forms of renewable energy in Introduction to Wind Energy.

You can receive manufacturer training direct from GE, a leader in wind turbine production, at their training facility in Niskayuna, NY.  This hands-on, in-depth training will build your readiness for wind turbine technical support in Wind Turbine Technical Training

Farmingdale State College is offering three wind-focused courses that will combine to meet the Wind Energy Technology microcredential requirements.  This digital badge is a portable credential that documents the attained competencies and can be utilized to demonstrate workforce readiness to potential employers.  The credit-bearing courses are offered without tuition or fees.

You can explore non-technical and technical opportunities is wind and other forms of renewable energy in Introduction to Wind Energy.

Three Wind Turbine Technology (WTT) courses will be offered without tuition or fees during the academic summer sessions at Farmingdale State College. WTT 101, 307 and 314 will offer participants foundational knowledge and hands-on skills related to wind energy production.  Speak with your academic advisor to determine if these courses will transfer into your curriculum. Learn More About The Microcredential in Wind Energy Technology.

If you are a veteran or have technical experience you may wish to explore Option 1: Wind Turbine Technical Training at General Electric.  However, wind turbine support positions are currently not available on Long Island.  If relocation is not a good fit for you, consider earning the Wind Turbine Technology Certificate.  The 32 credit academic credential requires one year of full-time study (or longer, if part time) and may prepare you for employment when hiring for wind technicians commences.  You can find more information on the Wind Turbine Technology Certificate Program webpage.

You can explore sustainable energy systems, including solar photovoltaics (solar PV), wind energy technologies, energy storage systems (batteries) and electric drive vehicles, and geothermal systems by enrolling in the Sustainable Energy Certificate. The 18 credit academic credential is designed to help you support community understandings of sustainable energy, to work with technicians, and to advocate for sustainable energy applications.  You can find out more here: Sustainable Energy Certificate


*Learners may be required to meet SUNY guidelines for Covid surveillance.

RESC Events

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Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


Marjaneh Issapour
Associate Dean, Innovation and Economic Development in Sustainable Energy


Zachary Licht
Instructional Support Technician


Shahpar Islam
Instructional Support Associate

Last Modified 8/15/22