Program Contact: Dr. Ovidiu Frantescu
Not everyone has to be a petroleum engineer to work in the oil and gas industry. With our Associate of Science degree in petroleum technology, you will qualify for many positions in the Marcellus or Utica shale gas plays, drilling wells, refining, or working in associated environmental, safety or research positions.
Our program is one of only a few petroleum technology programs in the northeast. In it you will gain an understanding of the petroleum industry, environmental and safety regulations, monitoring systems, the physics and mechanics of drilling and processing, and the chemistry and geology of hydrocarbons.
Graduates with a two-year petroleum technology degree are qualified for positions, with competitive salaries, such as hydrocarbon data analyst, wireline operator, environmental technician, geology technician or Global Information Systems technician.
You can also add classes to graduate with a geology minor or continue to pursue a four-year degree in a related field, such as environmental studies, energy science and technology, business management, or economics.
What you can do with a degree in Petroleum Technology . Suggested 2-year plan of study.
Arts & Letters; Behavioral, Economic and Political Sciences; History, Cultures and Philosophical Inquiry
Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.
American Refining Group/Harry R. Halloran Jr. 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
Director and Assistant Professor of Petroleum Technology Program
103E Fisher Hall
Dr. Adina Franţescu
Visiting Assistant Professor of Petroleum Technology
These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.
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