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Associate of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Production Technology

Program Mission:

The Associate of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Technology provides the graduate with the knowledge and applied technical skills needed to compete for Production Technologist positions within the energy sector.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of an Associate of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Production Technology will be able to:

  1. relate the processes which lead to the geological origins of oil and gas and the process of its accumulation within the earth’s crust;
  2. explain the procedures and evaluate the options for fossil fuel exploration, drilling, well completion, production, recovery, and processing;
  3. discuss all subject matter using industry terminology and prepare written summaries of industry issues;
  4. demonstrate competent operational ability for basic electrical equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics, and fluid dynamics equipment; pumps and compressors; oil and gas instrumentation equipment; and oil and gas processing equipment;
  5. understand well analysis processes and procedures, the well decision process, the economics of production and recovery; and
  6. perform work functions within the regulatory, quality, and safety systems established for the industry.

Specific Degree Information:

The Associate of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Production Technology is a 63-semester hour curriculum to prepare students for field operations careers in the oil and gas industry. The program is an industry-driven response to the oil and gas resource discoveries in Northwest Louisiana since 2008. A plan of study, specifically designed to prepare students with both knowledge and laboratory/field experiences has been developed in cooperation with the industry. This course of study will provide graduates with the foundation for a successful career in the oil and gas industry.

Required courses for the Associate of Applied Science in Oil and Gas Production Technology


Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
MATH 102 College Algebra  3
PHSC 111: Physical Geology 3
ISAF 109: Basic Field Safety Orientation (Safe Land Certification) 2
OGPT 101 Intro to the Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas 3
TEED 101: Basic Electricity and Laboratory 4
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
OGPT 103 Drilling Complex Wells 3
OGPT 131 Well Completions and Workovers 3
CHEM 107 Introductory Chemistry I 3
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I  3
TEED 153: Hydraulics/Fluid Dynamics with Lab  3
    15
     
Third Semester Hours
OGPT 260: Computer Applications for Oil and Gas Industry 1
or OPGT 270: Cooperative Education (8 weeks)
or OGPT 280: Internship-Oil & Gas Technology/Technician (8 weeks)
    1
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
OGPT 203 Oil and Gas Instrumentation and Lab  4
TEED 245 Pumps and Compressors with Lab  2
OGPT 150 Regulatory Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry 2
OGPT 207 Production and Recovery I 3
OGPT 210: Introduction to Quality Management for Process Technology 2
  Humanities Elective 3
    16
     
Second Semester Hours
ISAF 209 Safety Regulations & Hazwoper 40 Safety Certification 3
OGPT 217 Production and Recovery II 3
OGPT 221 Natural Gas Processing and Lab  4
BADM 217 : Organizational Behavior 3
POSC 202: State and Local Government  3
    16
     
Total Credit Hours 63
     
Students entering the program must qualify at minimum for placement in MATH 099 and ENGL 099. Students required by academic policy to remediate in READ 099 and/or EDUC 099 will not be allowed to pursue any OGPT, ISAF, or TEED course until these requirements are completed. Students required by academic policy to remediate in MATH 099 will not be allowed to pursue any required TEED course until these requirements are complete. All program students must successfully complete a mathematics course each semester until mathematics requirements are complete. Computer Literacy will be assessed in OGPT 101. Oral communication, Critical Thinking, and Library Skills requirements will be satisfied by completing OGPT 217. Note that these substitutions are only allowed for students graduating in the Associate of Applied Science Oil and Gas Production Technology. 

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