The petroleum technology – pipeline technician major program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in natural gas, refining, power generation and various plant processes where there is an emphasis on pipeline transportation. The program will provide a basic understanding of the petroleum industry and the skill set essential for pipeline operations with emphasis on safety, efficiency and productivity. Key technical processes of gas compression, troubleshooting, maintenance, management operations, corrosion and petroleum instrumentation will enable the student to ensure maximum production and quality while improving performance and cost efficiency.
The College also offers the ShaleNET pipeline technician certificate. The certificate will provide the learner with the basic understanding of pipeline economic importance, quality control, design, troubleshooting, maintenance, instrumentation and management operations. Job responsibilities may include: locating pipelines, oversee maintenance, gauging pressures, checking safety valves and monitoring pipeline surface network operations for safety and environmental issues such as leaks, spills, erosion and sedimentation problems.