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Oil and gas technologies

Specialized training for the oil and gas industry

Ohio’s booming shale industry needs you.

Stark State College offers the training most in-demand by oil and gas companies, along with their suppliers and support systems. It’s training that can prepare you for one of the region’s hottest industries.

Welding, water sampling and analysis, safety, surveying, industrial operations, maintenance and more – we can provide you with the skills for success in the businesses booming in our region thanks to our location in the rich Utica shale bed.  We have programs that fit your career goals in this industry of well-paying positions.

Stark State provides a wide range of credit and noncredit training. New programs are being developed daily and can be customized to meet employers’ needs.

For information, call 330-494-6170 ext. 5194.

Scholarships are available

  • Chevron ShaleNET Scholarship
  • Marathon CDL Scholarship
  • Marathon Process Operations Scholarship
  • and others – view all scholarships

Well Site Training Center

234 Cherry Ave. SE
Canton, Ohio  44702

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Short-term Offerings

Civil/Surveying Drafting
Environmental Technician Supervisor
Lease operator
Machine Design
Mechanical Power
Natural Gas and Oil Technology ShaleNET C1
Petroleum Basic Industrial Maintenance Core
Petroleum Basic Industrial Process Controls
Petroleum Basic Industrial Process Operation Core
Rigging – Oil and Gas
Safety – Heavy Industry
ShaleNET Instrumentation and Measurement Technician
Welding Technology for Gas and Oil Production

Credit and noncredit courses

OSHA 30-hour General Industry
OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety
OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher

Credit only courses

CDL – class A
Physical Geology

Noncredit only courses

IADC Rig Pass/ SafeLAND and SafeGULF (one day)
Plastic Pipe Joining Operator Qualification (Dominion approved)
ShaleNET Floor Hand Training
ShaleNET Welder’s Helper Training



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