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Petroleum Technology AAS

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Students who complete the AAS in Petroleum Technology can transfer 100% of those credits into the 4-year Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) Program at University of North Texas and complete that degree in just two more years. One of the degree options can be completed almost entirely online.

The academic support courses for the AAS Degree can be completed at any NCTC campus-Gainesville, Corinth, Flower Mound, Bowie, or Graham. Some are offered online.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic functions of common petroleum industry processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrate competence in basic hands-on skills common in the petroleum industry.
  • Describe the safe work practices associated with common petroleum industry processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in the work environment.

This degree can be completed face-to-face. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester
PTRT 1301 INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY 3 credit hours
PTRT 1313 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY 3 credit hours
PTRT 1321 OIL FIELD HYDRAULICS 3 credit hours
CNBT 1311 CONSTRUCTION METHODS & MATERIALS 3 credit hours
PTRT 1307 RECOVERY AND PRODUCTION METHODS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Second Semester
CETT 1302 ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES 3 credit hours
PTRT 1324 PETROLEUM INSTRUMENTATION 3 credit hours
PTRT 2323 NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION 3 credit hours
PTRT 1303 DRILLING 3 credit hours
PTRT 2331 WELL COMPLETIONS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Third Semester
BMGT 2309 LEADERSHIP 3 credit hours
PTRT 1317 NATURAL GAS PROCESSING I 3 credit hours
PTRT 1391 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM-SCADA 3 credit hours
BMGT 1327 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
SPCH 1315 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 credit hours
OR
SPCH 1321 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15
Fourth Semester
PTRT 2380 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN 3 credit hours
ARTS 1301 ART APPRECIATION 3 credit hours
ENGL 1301 COMPOSITION I 3 credit hours
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3 credit hours
HIST 1301 UNITED STATES HISTORY I 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: PTRT 2380 Cooperative Education - Petroleum Technology/Technician is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.