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Oil and Gas Technologies Degree Requirements

Explore the classes that will give you the range of knowledge you need to begin a career within the oil and natural gas industry.​​​​​​ Additional general education requirements complete your learning experience and reinforce the soft skills you’ll learn during degree requirement classes. 

Row Groupings Major 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

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the basic skills needed for many careers in electronics and related fields. Covers the operations and applications of basic DC and AC circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers and diodes. Emphasizes the use of common test instruments in troubleshooting. Four credits.

4
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

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

Focuses on special environmental problems, current issues, or trends. Traditional and environmental philosophies are discussed. Students debate various environmental issues. Three credits.

3
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
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

Familiarizes the student with the duties and responsibilities of the oil and gas production operations technician. Specifically, students will be able to discuss natural gas treatment, dehydration and compressions system and equipment, the produced water treatment and handling system and equipment, auxiliary systems and equipment, artificial lift and enhanced recovery techniques, pumping and transportation systems, safety, health and environmental considerations, basic concepts of refining and processing. Three Credits.

Course Prerequisites

PET 130 with a grade of "C" or better

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 introduction into the field of Instrumentation and covers process variables and the various instruments used to sense, measure, transmit and control these variables. The course also introduces control loops and the elements that are found in different types of loops, such as controllers, regulators and final control elements. The course concludes with a study of instrumentation drawings and diagrams and a unit on troubleshoot instrumentation. Three credits.

3
Total Required Major Credits 37
Row Groupings General Education Requirements: Credits
required

This course is designed to assist students with the development of skills that are needed to search for and acquire a job. Topics include surveying job markets, building resumes, applying for jobs, and interviewing for positions. One credit.

1
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
required

Covers mathematical material designed for career and technical students. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor.  Four credits.

4
required

Focuses on a variety of functions and the exploration of their graphs. Topics include: equations and inequalities, operations on functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, and an introduction to conic sections. This course provides essential skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) pathways. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Four credits.

4
PHY Any Course from Physics Credits: 4-5 ● PHY         Any course from Physics     Credits: 4-5
CHE Any course from Chemistry Credits: 4-5 ● CHE         Any course from Chemistry     Credits: 4-5
required

Examines the spatial distribution of environmental and societal phenomena in the world's regions; environmental phenomena may include topography, climate, and natural resources; societal phenomena may include patterns of population and settlement, religion, ethnicity, language, and economic development. Analyzes the characteristics that define world regions and distinguish them from each other. Examines the relationships between physical environments and human societies. Examines globalization, emphasizing the geopolitical and economic relationships between more developed and less developed regions. This course is a statewide guaranteed transfer course GT-SS2. Three credits.

3
Total Required General Education Credits 15-16
Row Groupings Electives: Credits
Electives:
Select 7 to 8 credits below for a minimum total of 60 degree credits (for variable credit courses, please work with Pathway Advising to determine credits needed):

 
required

Examines building materials and construction techniques. Topics include a study of soils, concrete, brick, masonry, steel, timber, and plastics and a study of types of building structural systems and components. Principles of interpreting light commercial construction drawings (blueprints) for structural and trade information are also introduced. 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 ENT 210 and 215) Explores basic principles of soil mechanics and proper testing procedures. Introduces students to soils and the testing of soils. Three credits.

3
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

Discusses various methods or project scheduling. Emphasis will be placed on critical path method techniques and strategies. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on estimating techniques used to establish and verify costs of materials, equipment, and labor and the time requirements related to building construction projects. Emphasis is placed on preparation of an estimate of construction costs of a commercial building. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

AEC 107 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Investigates building construction management principles including a study of systematic scheduling techniques, project tracking and control methods, and budget and cost analysis control. Three credits.

3
required

Focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the AutoCAD software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system & dynamic input, drawing templates, drawing aids, linetype and lineweights, layer usage, drawing & editing geometric objects, polylines & splines, array, text applications, creating tables, basic dimensioning and Help access. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces students to the AutoDesk Revit Architecture software. Examines the Building Information Modeling approach to 2D and 3D architectural construction documents. Covers the creation of floorplans, elevations, sections, 3D models, perspective Renderings and Walkthroughs with this software application. Three credits.

3
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
required

Introduces the fundamentals of automatic controls including process control methodologies used to regulate a system or multiple systems for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a predictable manufacturing process. Three credits.

3
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

(Formerly titled, "Advanced Solar PV") Teaches the advanced principles of a residential solar photovoltaic systems. Additional information will be provided on site evaluation, system design, panel installation, wiring, grounding, bonding and commissioning. Off-grid living and systems with battery back-up will be studied. Two credits.

2
required

Introduces solar construction techniques, terminology and construction materials in detail. Covers moisture and air quality in tight construction as well as an overview of the building shell and interior walls. Four credits.

4
required

Introduces the role of energy and energy management in business. Key subjects include energy statistics, reporting and goal setting, balancing business with sustainability, measurement and verification, fuel switching, financing and performance contracting, energy codes and legislation, and effectively communicating technical material to a variety of audiences. This course will demonstrate goal setting and measurement/ reporting activities suitable for the field of energy. Four credits.

4
required

Introduces basic calculation methods for quantifying energy use and energy savings. Topics will include load profiles, parasitic and standby losses, compounding efficiencies, integrated design, design energy budgets, transport energy, benchmarks and end use pies for rough estimating, and reasonableness testing. Four credits.

4
required

Builds on the spatial analysis principles and concepts of GIS 101. Students work with advanced analytical tools and develop skills in spatial problem solving. Three credits.

Course Prerequisites

GIS 101 with a grade of "C" or better

3
required

Examines the management complex environmental and natural resource policy issues. Taking into account new developments, trends, and issues that have arisen in recent years, this course begins with the recognition that it is not the environment that needs to be managed, but human action relating to the environment. Three credits.

3
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
required

Environmental Psychology is intended to provide an overview of basic terms and issues fundamental to the study of the interactive effects of natural and built environments on human behavior and thinking. By the end of the term, successful students will be able to identify the main ways that environments are perceived and affect cognition, as well as specific effects of weather, climate, technological and natural disasters, toxic hazards, pollution, high density and crowding, and urban environments. Students will also improve their ability to clearly converse about planning and design for human behavior, the design of work, learning, and leisure environments, and obstacles to changing behavior to sustain the environment. Finally, students will practice effective APA-style on all written work and sharpen their skills in problem solving, critical thinking, written and spoken communication, and ethical evaluation. Three credits.

3
required

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in-depth exploration of special topics of interest. Zero to twelve credits.

Course Prerequisites

WEL 177 with a grade of "C" or better

0 to 12
required

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest. Restricted to Oil and Gas Technologies majors only. Course is repeatable under different titles. Variable credit.

0 to 12
required

Provides opportunities to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to industry. 0 to 12 credits.

0 to 12
required

Provides opportunities to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to industry. Restricted to Oil and Gas Technologies majors only. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours. Variable credit.

0 to 12
Total Elective Credits 7-8
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 60