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 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 formation to recover natural gas.
This is a growing industry that is making a huge impact in Pennsylvania.
What you can do with a degree in Petroleum Technology . Suggested 2-year plan of study.
Course Required for the Major
Other Required Courses
The Human Experience
Choose two courses from the following three areas:
Arts & Letters
Behavioral, Economic and Political Sciences
History, Cultures and Philosophical Inquiry
TOTAL CREDITS TO GRADUATE 66
Pitt-Bradford Energy Institute
The Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Association ( PIOGA) provides links to the following:
Please visit our industry partners sites below, they help to make this program a success!
Dr. Matt Kropf
Director of Energy Institute and Assistant Professor of Energy Science and Technology
Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu
Assistant Professor of Petroleum Technology
103E Fisher Hall
Dr. Adina Franţescu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Petroleum Technology
These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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