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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Oil and Gas Production Technology, TD

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Program Description

The Technical Diploma program in Oil and Gas Production Technology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed for entry-level positions in the oil and gas and related industries. Students learn the “ins and outs” of oil and gas exploration, drilling, completions, and production operations. Students will earn a technical diploma upon successful completion of this one-year (45-credit hour) program.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will understand the concepts and terminology of the oil and gas industry
  • Graduates will be competent with the operation of the different equipment that is used by the oil and gas industry.
  • Graduates will be able to apply critical thinking in making decisions and solving problems.
  • Graduates will understand how to communicate effectively–written, oral, and nonverbal.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates completing the Oil and Gas Production program will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of offshore safety and compliance standards and regulations applicable to deep-water production and facilities.
  • Describe the components and processes involved in the drilling and producing of oil and gas.
  • Explain exploration, production, and operation concepts associated with the oil and gas industry.
  • Demonstrate competency with the operation of electrical equipment, hydraulics, pneumatics and fluid dynamics equipment; pumps and compressors; oil and gas instrumentation equipment; and oil and gas processing equipment.
  • Effectively diagnose, communicate, and troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
  • Demonstrate and apply skills necessary to gain employment in the drilling, production, service and safety segments of the oil industry.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn a Technical Dipolma Degree in Oil and Gas Production from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Used no more than one-third credit in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

Major Area Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 42

  • OGPT Courses 42 Credits

Other Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 45


Curriculum Guide

Technical Diploma Total Credits: 45

Must have a grade of “C” or higher in all courses.

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