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Petroleum Technology 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:

  1. Describe the basic functions of common petroleum industry processes and equipment and associated safe work practices.
  2. Demonstrate competence in basic hands-on skills common in the petroleum industry.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively with others.
  4. 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 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

Second Semester

CETT 1302ELECTRICITY PRINCIPLES

3 credit hours

PTRT 1324PETROLEUM INSTRUMENTATION

3 credit hours

PTRT 1303DRILLING

3 credit hours

PTRT 2323NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION

3 credit hours

PTRT 2331WELL 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.