2020-2021 Catalog

Oil and Gas Production Technology, Associate of Applied Science

The Oil and Gas Production Technology program 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 package which includes auxiliary equipment. Students are able to take courses to obtain an Oil and Gas Production Certificate in 2 semesters or complete 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

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ELTR 1505ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLY & MEASURE

3

ELTR 1520BASIC ELECTRICITY, DC

3

OGPT 1510OIL & GAS PRODUCTION I

3

OGPT 1520OIL & GAS PRODUCTION II

3

OGPT 1530OIL & GAS PRODUCTION III

3

TECH 1600INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

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

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

INDM 1530INDUSTRIAL MECHANICS III

3

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

CMAP 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

Total Credit Hours:13-14

Sophomore  Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • College Level Math can be fulfilled by any math course 1000 level or higher. Or course can be replaced with Concepts of Physics (PHYS 1050).
  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be fulfilled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

    3

    ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

    3

    HLED 1225FIRST AID AND CPR

    2

    INDM 1590INDUSTRIAL PNEUMATICS

    3

    US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

    3

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    2

    Total Credit Hours:16

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • US & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be fulfilled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • ENGL 2005 may be replaced by ENGL 1020.
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    Total Credit Hours: 66-67