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Petroleum Technology - AS

Petroleum Technology - AS

We currently are not accepting new students into this program for Fall 2022.

WHY STUDY PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY?

The petroleum technology program will train you as a qualified petroleum technologist in the state of Pennsylvania and beyond whether you’re already 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.

You’ll be part of a program that is unique to our part of the country. There are only a few petroleum technology programs in the northeast.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll 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. You’ll also take part in hands-on exercises and visit local gas and oil wells as well as area refineries.

Student speaking with oil producer

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY?

With your two-year pet tech degree, you’ll be qualified for positions -- with competitive salaries -- such as wireline operator, environmental technician, geology technician or GIS technician.

Job titles:

  • Completions Technician
  • Control Center Operator
  • Field Service Technician
  • Wireline Technician
  • Junior Geologist
  • Fracking Technician
  • Well Services Technician
  • Drill Site Manager
  • Operations Technician
  • Well Control Technician

Employers:

  • State and Federal Government
  • Private Companies
  • Environmental Agencies

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

Globe with pickaxe

Distinction one:

Study the local and regional geology of the Appalachian Basin.

Oil well fracturing

Distinction two:

Learn about hydraulic fracturing methods.

Oil well pump

Distinction three:

Become accustomed to the well automation methods.

I cannot say enough about my positive experiences in the Pet Tech program. I highly recommend any student who has an interest in working in the energy business to look at this program. Justine Stephan-Cole ’17 of Allegany, NY
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