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Petroleum Technology - AS

Petroleum Technology - AS

Take a position in the Marcellus or Utica shale gas plays, drilling wells or refining, or work in associated environmental, safety or research positions.

WHY STUDY PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY?

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. 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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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 hydrocarbon data analyst, wireline operator, environmental technician, geology technician or Global Information Systems 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 in 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