Mar 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Petroleum Production Operations, A.A.S.

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(This degree was previously titled Petroleum Technology Lease Operator Career Program or Fundamentals of Petroleum Production Operations)

The Petroleum Production Operations Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program is designed to provide technically oriented entry-level students with knowledge and skills of production processes and equipment operations. Students will be able to perform basic tasks in the field including effectively operating a primary separator, monitoring wellhead pressures, and troubleshooting most types of surface equipment in their area of responsibility.  This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of those who have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.  These courses are offered on-line.  Students must obtain approval to enter program from the Petroleum Production Coordinator.

Note: The student must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to obtain a certificate or AAS degree.  Students who wish to be employed in the Energy field must have a clean driving record and may be required to take a drug and alcohol test or submit to a background check.


*Only MATH 115  satifies the pre-requisite for MATH 160  . MATH 160  is required for students continuing their education to earn a  Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science through Texas A&M Commerce.

Total Credits: 60-61

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students accepted into this selective admission program must complete a majority of the General Education requirements and ENERGY core curriculum before beginning the technical requirements.

Students who for any reason are unable to follow this course sequence must contact an academic advisor.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

Summer 2

GEOL 120 Petroleum Geology is only taught in summer.

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