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Petroleum Drilling Technology (PET)
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The Petroleum Drilling Technology certificate focuses on the theory and hands-on applications required to gain entry-level employment opportunities in the oil, natural gas, and other energy fields of study. The certificate demonstrates completion of basic petroleum and process technology training

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
CTY 1275
Essential Computer Skills
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This is an introductory course in computers and software. Students learn how computers are used in personal life, academics, and technical careers. Students will gain an understanding and demonstrate core computer skills using real-world projects using Microsoft Office and Windows 7 & 8 operating systems.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

PET 1251
Petroleum Drilling Technology
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This course explores the career opportunities in the petroleum drilling and production fields and basic petroleum drilling, production processes, and techniques. It covers the history, terminology, and development of cable tool and rotary drilling rigs, oil and natural gas characteristics and occurrences, and the drill site.

PTT 1200
Intro to Process Technology
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An overview of the process technology industry including power generation, oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, water and waste water treatment, pulp and paper, and mining. Industry specific equipment, total quality management, and team environment are discussed.

PTT 1204
PTech Safety & the Environment
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Training for safety, health, and environment issues in industrial settings; including ergonomic, physical, biological, chemical, and environmental hazards. Safety will be paramount through understanding of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) utilization, emergency equipment operation, and first aid skill implementation. Governmental agencies and regulations that impact process industries will be discussed.

Term Total
15
Semester 2
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SP2015
GEL 1110
General Geology
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This course is an introduction to geology that covers the earth, its minerals, rocks and natural resources. Emphasis will be placed on geologic principles necessary for an understanding of minerals, rocks, weathering and erosion, geologic mapping, petroleum, ground water and glaciation.

PET 1252
Modern Petroleum Technology
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This course continues to build on the fundamentals of the petroleum drilling skills covered in Petroleum Drilling Technology and new industry methods. It covers the modern drilling and production terminology, well completion, and special operations.

PTT 1205
Tech Reading/Writing/Reporting
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This course will address the basic principles of reading and writing technical documents and reports within industry settings. Students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revision of technical reports, as well as develop skill in the comprehension of industry documentation (reports, procedural plans, blueprints, etc. ). PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores.

PTT 2201
P-Tech Equipment
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Process Technology Equipment reviews the basic piping, valves, pumps, compressors, generators, motors, and more advanced equipment such as cooling towers, heat exchanges, furnaces, boilers, dryers, filters, etc. , found in industrial process settings.

PTT 2205
P-Tech Quality Control
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Process Technology Industry Quality Control concepts and applications are discussed including multiple industry applications of quality control methods and techniques. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools applicable to process management, process flow charting, process monitoring, and problem solving. PREREQUISITE: MTH 1201 Technical Mathematics.

Term Total
16
Program Total
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