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Petroleum Technology Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The Certificate curriculum consists of ten petroleum technology courses. These same ten courses are included in the AAS, along with three additional petroleum technology courses, and core academic courses.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

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

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This certificate can be completed face-to-face. The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks, to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

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 1303 DRILLING 3 credit hours
PTRT 2323 NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION 3 credit hours
PTRT 2331 WELL COMPLETIONS 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 30

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.