Petroleum Technology – Pipeline Technician

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 one-year 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.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
MST221
Mechanical Drive Components
ENV121
Regulations and Compliance
PET101
Introduction to the Petroleum Industry
EST230
Electrical Circuits and Devices
PET102
Introduction to Supervisory Control and
Data Acquisition (SCADA)
COM122
Interpersonal Communication
PET131
Corrosion Basics
PET132
Petroleum Instrumentation
ARL234
Gas Compression and Flow Dynamics
PET135
Basic Pipeline Operations
MST125
Basic Pumps
GEO141
Physical Geology (lab)
MTH125
College Algebra
ENG124
College Composition
CHM101
Introduction to Chemistry
ARL239
Large Line Unit Compressor Assembly
ITD122
Computer Applications for Professionals
PHY101
Principles of Physics (lab)
Arts & Humanities Elective

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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.

ShaleNET Pipeline Technician One-Year Certificate