The Natural Gas Compression Associate of Applied Science Degree Program is designed to provide technically oriented entry-level employees with the basic knowledge and skills of gas compression equipment and maintenance required to efficiently and safely maintain, trouble shoot, and operate compression packages in their area of responsibility. They are responsible for the safety, efficiency, and reliability of their assigned compressor production levels and profits. The first year of this program (General Education and Energy Core Curriculum) is entirely online.
Attention: Students who wish to be employed in the Energy field must have a clean driving record and may be required to take a drug test or submit to a background check.
Note: Student must earn a grade of ‘C’ or higher in all courses to obtain a Natural Gas Compression Technology A.A.S. degree.
SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 0-3 Credits
* Only MATH-1215 satifies the pre-requisite for MATH-1220. MATH-1220 is required for students continuing their education in the Bachelor of Business Administration/Oil and Gas Production program through New Mexico Highlands University or the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences through Texas A&M Commerce.
**MATH-1170 was previously a 3 credit course. A student who previously completed the 3 credit MATH-1170 successful has satisfied the MATH requirement.
Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:
Students accepted into this selective admission program must follow the required course sequence outlined below in order to remain in and complete the program. Students who for any reason are unable to follow this course sequence must contact an academic advisor.