2017-2018 Catalog

Natural Gas Compression Technology, Associate of Applied Science

The Natural Gas Compression Technology program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the natural gas compression industry. The student will acquire the ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain compression equipment as a result of lecture and hands-on training in compression theory, pneumatics, compressor mechanics, gas engine mechanics, electric motors, precision measuring, alignment, vibration analysis, oil analysis, rigging, balancing and safety. The student will also receive training in related industrial technology courses. A graduate of this program with a one-year certificate or two-year degree will be a valuable asset to the natural gas compression industry.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

OGPT 1510OIL & GAS PRODUCTION I

3

OGPT 1520OIL & GAS PRODUCTION II

3

OGPT 1530OIL & GAS PRODUCTION III

3

AUTO 1765AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I

3

DESL 1595DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS

3

INDM 1530INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS III

3

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:19

 

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

CMPT 1510COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGYI

3

CMPT 1520COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY II

3

CMPT 1530COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY III

3

OGPT 1515OIL & GAS PUMP TECHNOLOGY

3

OGPT 1540OIL & GAS PRODUCTION IV

3

ELTR 1850INSTRUMENTATION-OIL & GAS PRODUCTION

3

Total Credit Hours:18

 

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ELTR 2840MOTOR CONTROLS

3

PHYS 1050CONCEPTS OF PHYSICS

4

COSC 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

Major Area Courses

3

Total Credit Hours:16
  • Elective credits can be filled with a course from the following prefixes: AUTO, CMPT, DESL, ELTR, INDM, MCH, MINE, OGPT, TECH, or WELD.

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

TECH 1600INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

3

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

US GOVERNMENT

3

Major Area Courses

3

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

Total Credit Hours:12
  • Elective requirement can be filled by courses from the following prefixes: AUTO, CMPT, DESL, ELTR, INDM, MCH, MINE, OGPT, TECH, or WELD.

Total Credit Hours: 65