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Petroleum Service Technology Certificate Level II

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Men and women working as field service, petroleum field service technicians complete highly technical tasks that require advanced training and knowledge. Due to the advancements in electro-mechanical systems, interdisciplinary fields are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products, and systems that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

A field-service technician installs and maintains oil field service equipment, instrumentation, controls, and electro-mechanical systems. After completing the field-service technician certificate, a student can choose to enter one of two certificate/degree tracks. The petroleum field service technician certificate and degree prepares a student for entry into the upstream development side of the oil and gas industry with an emphasis in drilling and the supporting systems needed for the completion of oil and gas wells.

Courses provide training in hydraulics/pneumatics, DC/AC circuits, and petroleum instrumentation. This certificate prepares a student to enter the industry as a technician in support of electro-mechanical, petroleum, and manufacturing technologies.

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Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Petroleum Service Technician AAS Degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 14 Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4
TECM 1303-or-MCHN 1343 Technical Calculations-or-Machine Shop Mathematics 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
PTRT 1191 Employment Preparation 1
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness-or-Any One Credit Hour Physical Activity Course 1
PTRT 1301 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 3
PTRT 1303 Drilling 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
PTRT 1424 Petroleum Instrumentation 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Communication 3
PTRT 1491 Petroleum Technology Troubleshooting1 4
Petroleum Service Technician Certificate Program Total 48 Credits


  1. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Engineering Technician2
  • Manufacturing Specialists2
  • NDT Inspector2

Gainful Employment

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  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


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Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

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