2018-2019 Catalog

Oil and Gas Production Operator Certificate

The Oil and Gas Production Technology Certificate offers core courses related to Process Operations.  It is designed to develop technical knowledge regarding gas operations, and prepare students to enter careers as Oil and Gas Production Technicians in the natural gas industry.  The curriculum was developed in partnership with the natural gas industry; therefore, it provides training that meets this industry’s expectations. They will develop skills needed to operate and maintain an Oil and Gas Production Units which includes auxiliary equipment.  Students are able to take courses to obtain an Oil and Gas Production Certificate in 2 semesters and may continue an additional 2 semesters to obtain Oil and Gas Production Technology A.A.S. degree.  Upon completion of this program, a student will qualify to become an entry-level Oil and Gas Production Technician.  These individuals generally work 40-hour weeks plus overtime, perform tasks requiring good mental and physical aptitude, and work with a variety of materials and equipment.  Most technicians in the local area can expect an annual starting wage of $50,000.  Technicians with experience can move into advanced positions such as, field supervisors, as well as areas such as instrumentation and automation.

Degree Requirements

Fall Semester

TECH 1600INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

3

OGPT 1510OIL & GAS PRODUCTION I

3

OGPT 1520OIL & GAS PRODUCTION II

3

OGPT 1530OIL & GAS PRODUCTION III

3

COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

ELTR 1520BASIC ELECTRICITY, DC

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fall Semester Notes: 

  • For students continuing coursework beyond the One-Year Certificate, these courses are also required to earn the A.A.S. degree in Oil & Gas Production Technology: OGPT 1510, OGPT 1520, OGPT 1530, ELTR 1520.
  • Spring Semester

    CMPT 1510COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGYI

    3

    ELTR 1850INSTRUMENTATION-OIL & GAS PRODUCTION

    3

    OGPT 1515OIL & GAS PUMP TECHNOLOGY

    3

    OGPT 1540OIL & GAS PRODUCTION IV

    3

    CMAP 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    3

    HLED 1225FIRST AID AND CPR

    2

    Total Credit Hours:17

    Spring Semester Notes: 

  • For students continuing coursework beyond the One-Year Certificate, these courses are also required to earn the A.A.S. degree in Oil & Gas Production Technology: CMPT 1510, OGPT 1515, OGPT 1540, ELTR 1850
  • Total Credit Hours: 35