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Oil and Gas TechnologiesCertificates

Gain Valuable Industry Skills With an Oil and Gas Technologies Certificate

Earning a certificate is a cost-effective way to explore an area of interest without committing to a full academic degree program. With two certificate options, students can obtain an introductory look into the oil and gas field and then choose to continue on to obtain more in-depth knowledge.

These certificates can also serve as a starting point to begin an associate degree in the oil and gas technologies program at Aims. 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Technologies Certificate

Receive a comprehensive education in energy technologies and petroleum fundamentals in use today. Students will also learn how to thrive in an oil and gas organization by understanding principles that lead to success such as business ethics, time management and team building.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Explores construction site hazards and unsafe practices, related health and safety regulations and standards, and loss and theft prevention. Training in basic first aid and CPR is included. Two credits.

2
required

Introduces basic robotics. Enables the student to program a robot in a higher-level language to perform various tasks. Covers building and interfacing of sensor circuits. One credit.

1
required

Introduces the energy technologies in use today and those that are in the research stage as possible alternatives. Presents technologies including active solar heating, passive solar heating, wind energy systems, biomass, photovoltaics, co-generation, low and high head hydro, hydrogen, geothermal, power towers and energy storage systems. Three credits.

3
required

Explores the foundations of business ethics which includes influences and guidelines to help you make good decisions at work. Students will identify traits of ethical people and ethical organizations, such as, integrity, character, honesty, self-control, and self-sacrifice. One credit.

1
required

Provides a clear sense of purpose for the following: structured goals, overcome barriers, leverage practical strategies, tools, and techniques to develop and implement an effective time management framework. One credit.

1
required

Introduces the concept of working as a team member. This course emphasizes the ability to negotiate, collaborate, build consensus, and make quality decisions. One credit.

1
required

Provides an overview of the petroleum technology industry including petroleum origins, geology, mapping techniques, exploration, drilling, formation evaluation, well completion, artificial lift, surface facilities, and marketing. Three credits.

3
Total Credits for Certificate 12

Oil and Gas Production Technologies Certificate

Learn a wide range of fundamentals and applications used in the oil and gas production technologies field. Emphases include surveying, geographic information systems, construction equipment, oil and gas production, process technology and more.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

The course includes the fundamentals of plane surveying and basic surveying instruments. It emphasizes construction-related aspects of surveying and the development of skills in using surveying field information. Surveying projects are generally covered in coordinated and fieldwork segments. Three credits.

3
required

Surveys the development, application and use of geographic information systems (GIS). Three credits.

3
required

Investigates construction equipment capabilities, requirements, and associated methods. Also focuses on basic management and scheduling principles and procedures. Two credits.

2
required

(Formerly PRO 250) Familiarizes the student with the duties and responsibilities of the oil and gas production technician. Specifically, students will be able to discuss the history of the oil market, concepts surrounding exploration and geology, fundamentals of drilling and well completion, and describe the operation of the equipment and systems used by the oil and gas production technician today. Three credits.

3
required

Provides an introduction into the field of Process Operations within the process industry. Introduces the roles and responsibilities of process technicians, the environment in which they work, and the equipment and systems in which they operate. Four credits.

4
required

Provides an overview or introduction into the field of equipment within the process industry. This course will introduce many process industry-related equipment concepts including purpose, components, operation, and the Process Technician's role for operating and troubleshooting the equipment. Four credits.

4
Total Oil and Gas Production Technologies Credits 16