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Petroleum Field Service Technician Certificate

The Petroleum Field Service Technician Certificate is offered at LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Men and women working as engineering technicians complete highly technical tasks that require engineering skills and knowledge. Interdisciplinary fields of engineering are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

An engineering technician installs and maintains production oil field service equipment, robots, automated manufacturing machines, oil field pumps, gas pumps, and security systems. Engineering technicians are required to work on and with equipment integrating electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer controls. The engineering technology program is part of the Lone Star Energy & Manufacturing Institute, which teaches a combination of skills that prepare students to perform many different jobs in industries including petroleum-field services and automated manufacturing.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics  
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
PTRT 1191 Employment Preparation 1
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:


Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness OR 1
    Any One Credit Physical Activity Course  
PTRT 1301 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 3
PTRT 1303 Drilling 3

TOTAL First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
PTRT 1424 Petroleum Instrumentation 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction To Communication 3
PTRT1 1491 Petroleum Technology Troubleshooting 4

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credit Hours for Petroleum Field Service Technician Certificate:


  1. Capstone course