Petroleum

Petroleum Technology


Program LengthFour semesters

BUTTON_tuition_cost$1109.00**

Potential Salary RangeVaries


 

The Petroleum Production Technology Certificate will help prepare students for careers in the petroleum industry, where they will perform the duties of Lease Operators, Natural Gas Plant Operators, Compressor Station Operators, and Instrumentation Technicians and function as a member of oil and/or gas production team. Graduates from the program will be responsible for ensuring that oil and natural gas well-flow rate and product quality is maintained at optimal levels. They will be required to perform basic maintenance and equipment repair. Through leading by example, employees are expected to lead, guide and train other lease operators. They must ensure that all regulatory and environmental standards are strictly adhered to and appropriate records are maintained.

DEGREE PLANS


A.A.S. Petroleum Technology
Oil & Gas Technology Certificate
Automation Certificate

COURSES


See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings:
www.navarrocollege.edu/catalog

TARGET JOBS


Employers in the petroleum industry report considerable difficulty recruiting qualified individuals to fill open positions. The petroleum boom has resulted in increased demand for workers in this and related positions. According to employers, this trend will continue. Competition for qualified workers continues to increase, especially in the rural areas of Limestone, Freestone, and Leon, where natural gas is booming. EnCana and XTO Energy have asked Navarro College to implement a petroleum training program to train workers for employment in these counties. Other companies, including Marathon, Chesapeake Energy and Chevron are interested in employing graduates from the program.  Industry partners and petroleum companies have indicated that starting salaries range from upper $40,000-$60,000 annually.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT


Oil and Gas Tech Certificate (.pdf)

RESOURCES


Petroleum Technology Brochure

ShaleNet – October 2013 Newsletter

Expanded ShaleNET Builds Upon Partnerships, Standardized Curriculum to Fill Natural Gas Jobs

RELATED LINKS


Petroleum Technology Program Scholarship Application
Howell Group International Foundation Scholarship Application

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Judy Cutting, Executive Dean
Bain Center, Room 101
903.875.7573
judy.cutting@navarrocollege.edu
Kim Avery, Dean
Bain Center, Room 101
903.875.7498
kimberly.avery@navarrocollege.edu
Mark Summitt, Chair
Petroleum Bldg, Room 103
903.875.7511
mark.summitt@navarrocollege.edu
Vern Wilson, P.E., Professor
Petroleum Bldg, Room 102
903.875.7630
vern.wilson@navarrocollege.edu

 

considered
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square_black Industrial Equip. Maint.

conted
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square_black Motor Controls
square_black Industrial Troubleshooting

**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Cost does not include labs, fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2015 tuition chart here .