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Survival Engineering- Alternative Power

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To complete the full Alternative Power course, students must complete both an online primer (4 hours) and a 2-day workshop. The online course is pre-recorded and can be accessed within 2 weeks of the start date of the on-site workshop.

Learn the fundamentals of creating alternative methods of power in an off-grid or homestead environment for a family or small community.  This is a great hands-on course for learning the basics of how to design and then install a wind-powered generator system as an alternative means of powering a small structure.

The online portion of the course will cover:

  • wind powered generators
  • the basics of electrical circuits as they apply to a small homestead
  • designing a properly sized power system
  • utilizing salvaged components

The online section will be opened for download two weeks prior to the weekend hands-on training held November 4-5th at our San Antonio campus.

Students will get lots of hands-on experience with:

  • Assembling and erecting a wind-powered generator
  • Installation of inverters, charge controllers and battery banks
  • Assembling the final connection to a pre-wired tiny home (or other small structure).

Course Registration and Details

Online course tuition: $25 when paid separately

*Both online course and on-site workshop purchased together are $120 (online portion is free)
Students may take only the online course if desired, but all students taking the on-site portion must complete the online instruction prior to the class.

Online course will be opened on October 21, 2017

On-site workshop dates: November 4-5th, 2017


To register with cash, money order or check, please send us an email at:


Students completing any school program (Engineer, Scout, Provider or Medic) will need to complete this course as part of the training. Full program details will be posted online here.




To pay with Venmo, E-invoice, check or money order, please contact us here:


Dates: This is a 4 week online course beginning on January 30th, 2023.

All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use.

*Shipping of the poster is included for free with course tuition within the US. A digital copy will be provided to students outside of the US.

The online classroom access will close 4 weeks after the last week of class. Access will close on March 31st, 2023.

Registration closes on February 13th, 2023.

Course Hours: 16 contact hours for Physiology and Plant Science as well as Austere Medicine.


If you are located outside of the US, you will receive a digital copy of the poster that is being mailed out to students that you can have printed!

Early Bird Tuition: $70, available until 1/1/23 (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Venmo/Check/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $70 until 1/1/23 (No processing fees)


Regular Tuition: $90 (Processing fees apply)

Venmo/Check/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $90 (No processing fees)

This is a 4-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in our area to participate.