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First Semester Courses 15 Credits
PTRT 1301 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 3
ITSC 1301-or-COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers 3
PTRT 1370 Petroleum Geology 3
PTRT 1371 Petroleum Data Management I - Exploration 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Databases 3
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
PTRT 1373 Exploration and Production I 3
PTRT 1372 Petroleum Data Management II - Drilling and Production1 3
Petroleum Data Technology Certificate Program Total 34 Credits


  1. Capstone course

Earned credits can be applied toward a Petroleum Data Technology AAS Degree.


Program Details

Petroleum data technology is an information technology field of study that specializes in measuring, recording, or evaluating geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. Petroleum Technologists work at multiple oil & gas related office positions. They support geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, drilling and petroleum engineers, subsea engineers or other related professionals in this field.

Graduates of this program are employed for positions that also include process design, data management, well operations and completions, environmental control, offshore and onshore rig operations, reservoir engineering, geological surveys, engineering sales, research and development, and drilling equipment manufacturing data management.


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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