University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Petroleum Technology - AS

Program Contact: Panah, Assad  - Director of Petroleum Technology and Geology and Environmental Science Programs, Professor of Geology

Are you working in the petroleum industry and like to advance your education? Or, are you interested in getting a job in this high-demand field? In our program, you’ll get the training you need to become a qualified petroleum technologist. Whether you’re working in the industry or hope to be.  

Our newly modified program conforms to national standards and to the personnel needs of the local, regional and nationwide petroleum industry.

Once you earn your two-year degree, you’ll have many job opportunities both in western Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. You will also be prepared to work inland and in off-shore oil and gas exploration nationwide.

Doug Kuntz, a 1988 petroleum technology graduate, is president and chief executive officer of Pennsylvania General Energy Co. Read how his company is drilling horizontal wells in Marcellus Shale formations to recover natural gas.  

 This is a growing industry that is making a huge impact in Pennsylvania. Don't believe us? You will after you read this story in the Wall Street Journal. 

What you can do with a degree in Petroleum Technology . Suggested 2-year plan of study.

Additional Information:

Pitt-Bradford Energy Institute

The Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association (POGAM) provides links to the following:

  • National oil & gas industry trade associations
  • State oil & gas industry trade association
  • Oil & gas information & publications
  • Pennsylvania State Government