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The Field Service Technician Certificate (C1_ETA1) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Men and women working as Field Service, Petroleum Field Service and Automated Manufacturing 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. The Automated Manufacturing Technician Certificate and degree prepares a student to enter the industrial automation industry with an emphasis in robotics, programmable logic controls and automatic electromechanical systems.

A fast track program is also available with the Oil Field Service Technician MSA (Marketable Skills Award) that allows students to enter the workforce in as little as one semester. It provides 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.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits 4
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics OR 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations  
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
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3
INMT1 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3

TOTAL Second Semester Credits:



Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Field Service Technician Certificate:



  1. Capstone course