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Petroleum Technology (Degree)

Bowie and Graham Campus

Degrees and Certificates in the Petroleum Technology Program are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to start careers in the petroleum industry. Training and coursework provides a diversity of knowledge that can be applied in many areas of the petroleum industry. The Petroleum Technology coursework will be a combination of core academic courses, highly specialized technical classes, and petroleum industry specific training labs. The academic support courses for this program can be completed at any of our campuses. However, the technical courses will be taught at our Bowie Campus and our Graham Campus.

Safety training as designed and mandated by The Petroleum Education Council (PEC) will be a major component. Other courses will address work teams, communication and leadership, and industry specific lab training for the petroleum industry. These courses prepare students for entry-level careers as part of a production team charged with safe and efficient extraction and production of petroleum. Those currently in the field who combine education with experience will be able to seek progression into managerial jobs with higher wages. As its foundation, the program will introduce students to the industry, its rich history, and purposes/procedures in varied petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and refining. Introductory and advanced oil and gas specialty topics as recommended by industry partners are heavily entrenched in the curriculum content.

The program is driven by petroleum industry hands-on instruction, broad-based in scope to cover as many aspects of the industry as possible. This gives the students the knowledge and skills necessary to begin a successful career in a versatile and strong petroleum industry. Students will gain knowledge related to basic oil field equipment maintenance and repair and environmental and regulatory mandates. Computer literacy will be a program mainstay as the industry adapts to new technology field needs to expediently translate well data.


Program Requirements: In addition to the general requirements for admission to NCTC, entry into the Petroleum Technology program requires basic proficiency in English, Reading, and Math. (THEA requirement).

Graduation Requirements: A minimum of 60 semester hours is required for graduation with an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

PTRT 1301INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY

3 credit hours

PTRT 1313INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

3 credit hours

PTRT 1321OIL FIELD HYDRAULICS

3 credit hours

CNBT 1311CONSTRUCTION METHODS & MATERIALS

3 credit hours

SPCH 1315PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEECH

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year - Second Semester

CETT 1302ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

HIST 1301U.S. HISTORY TO 1865

3 credit hours

PTRT 2323NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

3 credit hours

PTRT 1324PETROLEUM INSTRUMENTATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - First Semester

PTRT 1307RECOVERY AND PRODUCTION METHODS

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

PTRT 1303DRILLING

3 credit hours

BMGT 2309LEADERSHIP

3 credit hours

PTRT 1317NATURAL GAS PROCESSING I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year - Second Semester

PTRT 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN

3 credit hours

PTRT 1391SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM-SCADA

3 credit hours

BMGT 1327PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

PTRT 2331WELL COMPLETIONS

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1332MATH FOR LIBERAL ARTS

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1342ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

*PTRT 2380 will constitute the capstone experience.

Students will complete, with an industry partner, an internship (cooperative education) to validate workplace competencies. Students successfully completing the program will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Technology.