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Petroleum Technology 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:

  1. Describe the basic functions of common petroleum industry processes and equipment.

  2. Demonstrate competence in basic hands-on skills common in the petroleum industry.

  3. Describe the safe work practices associated with common petroleum industry processes and equipment.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.

  5. 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 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

PTRT 1307RECOVERY AND PRODUCTION METHODS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year Second Semester

CETT 1302ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES

3 credit hours

PTRT 1324PETROLEUM INSTRUMENTATION

3 credit hours

PTRT 2323NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

3 credit hours

PTRT 1303DRILLING

3 credit hours

PTRT 2331WELL COMPLETIONS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year First Semester

BMGT 2309LEADERSHIP

3 credit hours

PTRT 1317NATURAL GAS PROCESSING I

3 credit hours

PTRT 1391SPECIAL TOPICS IN PETROLEUM-SCADA

3 credit hours

BMGT 1327PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

SPCH 1315PUBLIC SPEAKING

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH 1321BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year Second Semester

PTRT 2380COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN

3 credit hours

ARTS 1301ART APPRECIATION

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

HIST 1301UNITED 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.