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Designed to meet the oil and gas industry’s need for an educated and prepared workforce, Lone Star College is now offering an Oil and Gas Drilling & Floorhand/Roustabout program. Classroom and lab training will provide entry-level knowledge and skills needed for workers in the drilling and exploration sector of the oil and gas industry.


IADC LogoLone Star College is the first provider to offer the Floorhand/Roustabout Fast-track career certificate that has been accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), for the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) competencies in relation to the Workforce Attraction & Development Initiative (WADI) Project. The WADI project was a world-wide effort to attract and provide the industry with greater number of screened, rig-ready new hire candidates. The collective courses in our Floorhand/ Roustabout Fast-track career certificate program have been approved to provide the training vital for entry level oil and gas personnel.

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For more information, please contact Tina Dealy at Tina.Dealy@LoneStar.edu (281.290.2865) or James Ward at James.Ward@LoneStar.edu (281.290.3684).

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
PTRTC 1109110 Introduction to Oil and Gas 24
INMTC 1100501 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance 96
BUSGC 1101200 Work Skills for the Workplace 16
ENERC 1103001 Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy 48
PTRTC 1103001 Drilling/Rig Floor Core Skills 80
PTRTC 1109105 IADC WellSharp® 24
Floor-Hand Roustabout Certificate Total 296

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Career Options

Median Wage: $34,1931

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

  • Floorhand2
  • Oil Field Roustabout2
  • Rig Hand2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  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.


Program Cost: $4,064

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.